Theoretical Foundations For Nursing

A

Explain, in your own words, the difference between the three paradigms: human needs, interactive, and unitary process. Which of these best fits your philosophy of nursing?

B

Select one of the grand or middle-range nursing theories. How does the theory demonstrate evidence of the utilization of social, behavioral, or bioscience theories?

C

All nursing theories are developed in space and time, and are not value free. Select one nursing theorist and explain the factors that influenced development of the theory (history, scientific paradigm, and personal experiences–mentoring, education, practice, other). Provide reference(s) for your response.

D

Select three theories and compare the definition of person/human being. Comment regarding which definition best fits with your own thinking.

E

Choose one of the middle-range theories. How could you use this theory to direct care in a nursing unit if you were the manager? Share your results.

F

Choose one of the middle-range theories. What impact would this theory most likely have on your individual practice? Give specific examples.

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