Test Bank For Nursing Theories And Nursing Practice 4th Edition By Smith

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Test Bank For Nursing Theories And Nursing Practice 4th Edition By Smith

Chapter 1Statement of IntentThe intent of this chapter is to offer an approach to understanding nursing theory within thecontext of the discipline of nursing, define the discipline of nursing and theory, describe thepurpose of theory for the discipline of nursing, identify the structure of the discipline of nursing,and speculate on the future of nursing theory.Chapter 1Key TermsNursingCommunity of scholarsNursing knowledgeDisciplineProfessional practiceTheoryParadigmWorldviewsFrameworkMetaparadigmPhilosophyConceptual modelGrand theoryMiddle-range theoryNursing practice theoryClinical scholarshipEmpirical indicatorsDomainCaringEnvironmentPersonsHealthSyntactical structureConceptual structureSpecialized languageTraditionValues and beliefsPractice-level theoryNursing processChapter 1ObjectivesOn completion of this chapter, students will be able to:1. Compare and contrast definitions of nursing.2. Describe the usefulness of theory to everyday practice.3. Identify four phenomena of interest to nursing.4. Name the primary purpose of nursing theory.5. Describe characteristics of nursing as a discipline.6. Discuss the importance of conceptualizing nursing as a discipline of knowledge.7. Compare and contrast definitions of nursing theory.Chapter 1OutlineWhat Is Nursing?Problems with Defining Nursing by Process, Functions, or ActivitiesThe Discipline of NursingExpression of Human ImaginationDomainSyntactical and Conceptual StructuresSpecialized Language and SymbolsHeritage of Literature and Networks of CommunicationTraditionValues and BeliefsSystems of EducationDefinitions of Nursing TheoryAs a General TermAs an Organizing StructureDefinitions from Other DisciplinesDefinitions Used in Nursing Practice, Education, Administration, or ResearchThe Purpose of Theory in a Professional DisciplineStructureFurther Development and Understanding of Nursing PracticeMultidisciplinary CollaborationThe Structure of Knowledge in the Discipline of NursingParadigmGrand Theories and Conceptual ModelsMiddle-Range TheoriesPractice-Level TheoriesNursing Theory and the FutureContinuing Evolution of the Discipline of NursingUse in EducationUse in Health Care OrganizationsExpanded Use of TheorySummaryReferences


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