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Theoretical Foundations for  Nursing Practice N282 Fall 2009
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Theory Theory- a supposition or system of  ideas that is proposed to explain a  given idea Nursing theory Is a conceptualization of some aspect of  nursing  Communicates the purpose of  describing, explaining, predicting, and/or  prescribing nursing care
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Components of a Theory Phenomenon Concepts Definitions Assumptions Phenomenon Client responses,  environmental factors  and nursing actions Concepts Internal/ external  factors  affect  system Definitions Assumptions Or  Propositions
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Phenomenon Aspect of reality that people consciously  sense or experience -caring, self-care and client responses to  stress
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What is a Concept? A concept is the building block of  a theory Words that bring  forth mental pictures of  the properties and meanings of objects,  events or things Describe or label the phenomena Ideas and mental images Relate to an object or event that comes  from individual perceptual experiences
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What is a conceptual  framework? A group of related concepts Provides an overall view to focus thoughts Think of as an umbrella under which many  concepts  can exist
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What is a Conceptual Model Can be used interchangeable with a  conceptual framework  A graphic illustration or diagram of a  conceptual framework
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Definitions Communicate the general meaning of the  concepts.  Describe the activity necessary to  measure the concepts, relationships, or  variables within a theory
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Assumptions “Taken for granted” Statements that explain the nature of the  concepts, definitions, purpose,  relationships and structure of a theory
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Looks at the nature of things and aims to  provide the meaning of nursing  phenomena. Represents the early works leading to 
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