This lecture summary, we will quickly sum up the concepts you have learned over the past four weeks and take a look at the future of nursing theories. This lecture summary introduced you to the theoretical perspectives of role theory and change theory. Here are the key points covered: Role theory and change theory are not nursing theories, but they have considerable relevance to nursing. Role theory focuses on how individuals will perform in a given role. Nursing role is a normative structure learned and internalized during the process of professional socialization. Role stress and role strain are two important role concepts. Role stress occurs as a result of unreasonable demands placed on a particular role. Role strain leads to feelings of frustration and anxiety and can impact work adversely. The primary sources for role strain in nursing are role conflict and role ambiguity. Role theory provides a framework for role negotiation, developing coping strategies, and working collaboratively in a mutually acceptable way. Change and change management are ubiquitous in organizations. Change theory provides insight into the process of change and change management. Some of the forces that initiate change in an organization include the relationship of the organization with its environment, growth during its life cycle, and its internal and external struggle for power. The big three model of change comprises three types of movement, three forms of change, and three action roles in the change process. o Critically analyze the philosophical underpinnings of nursing theories. o Critique nursing’s conceptual models, grand theories and mid-range theories. o Examine the influence that nursing models and theories have upon research and practice. o Construct a nursing theory that represents current professional nursing practice. o Apply nursing theory or theories to nursing research.
Page 15 of 2 NSG 6006 Pre-Specialty Evaluation ©2017 South University 15 Nursing Theory NSG 6006 Week 3 Role Concepts in Healthcare Role theory is the product of interdisciplinary theory development that includes anthropology, sociology, and social psychology. It contains concepts and propositional statements that address specific aspects of social behavior, the goal of which is the understanding and explanation of social order. Role theory seeks to predict how individuals will perform in a given role. Nursing role can be interpreted as a normative structure learned and internalized during the process of professional socialization in nursing. Socialization occurs as role occupants interact with others in related positions. Socialization is the process by which individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, motivations, and patterns that shape their adaptation to the setting in which they live and work. It is viewed as an interactional- reciprocal process in which the person being socialized and the socializer are mutually influenced. The process includes the learning of motor and language skills, social roles, moral norms and values, affective and cognitive modes of functioning. The goal is attainment of competence in
- Fall '17
- Nursing, Nursing Theory NSG