Conceptual Components of Theory
As with research concepts play a critical role in theory development. Consider for a moment the purpose of theory and its application to nursing practice. At the heart of any theorywhich seeks to describe explain predict or prescribelies the concept or concepts to be explored or addressed. Within the iterative process of theory development concepts must be defined and refined as the relationships between them are identified in order to articulate reality and inform effective practice.To prepare:By Tuesday 6/20/17 post 550 words essay in APA format with 3 references from the list below that include the level one headings as numbered below:1) Discuss the conceptual components of your selected middle range theory as applied to nursing practice. Example: (Kristen Swansons Middle Range Theory of Caring)2) How are these components observed and measured in practice? Provide at least two specific examples.3) Share any insights into how the theory has developed or changed based on the testing of the concepts.Required ReadingsMcEwin M. & Wills E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.Chapter 4 Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursing Chapter 4 discusses theory development and examines the components of theories: concepts theoretical statements assumptions and model development. In addition the interrelationship between theory research and practice is examined.Chapter 6 Overview of Grand Nursing Theories Chapter 6 presents an overview of grand theories and how they have influenced nursing practice and research.Gray J.R. Grove S.K. & Sutherland S. (2017). Burns and Groves the practice of nursing research: Appraisal synthesis and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis MO: Saunders Elsevier.Review Chapter 8 Frameworks Cooper E. (2009). Creating a culture of professional development: A milestone pathway tool for registered nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 40(11) 501508.Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.This article describes how a culture of professional development is found to have a positive impact on nurse retention and satisfaction creating a culture of professional development.Perkins M. Jensen P. Jaccard J. Gollwitzer P. Oettingen G. Pappadopulos E. & Hoagwood K. (2007). Applying theory-driven approaches to understanding and modifying clinicians’ behavior: what do we know? Psychiatric Services 58(3) 342348. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.58.3.342Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.This article provides an examination of theory-driven approaches for understanding a clinicians behavior through the analysis of their attitudes subjective norms and perceived behavioral control.Rushing A. M. (2008). The unitary life pattern of persons experiencing serenity in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Advances in Nursing Science 31(3) 1982 10.Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.This article discusses a research study that utilizes Newmans grand theory as a part of its theoretical framework.Veo P. (2010). Concept mapping for applying theory to nursing practice. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 26(1) 1722. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181cc2d6fNote: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.This article explores the use of concept mapping as a tool used to apply theory into daily nursing practices.Woods N. F. & Magyary D. L. (2010). Translational research: Why nursings interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice 24(1) 924. doi:10.1891/1541-65126.96.36.199Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.This article focuses on the use of translation research within the nursing profession and strategies for nursing leadership to apply translation practices.Optional ResourcesPanniers T. L. Feuerbach R. D. & Soeken K. L. (2003). Methods in informatics: Using data derived from a systematic review of health care texts to develop a concept map for use in the neonatal intensive care setting. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 36(45) 232239. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2003.09.010Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.