Test Bank For Nursing Theories Nursing Practice 3rd Edition Parker

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Test Bank For Nursing Theories Nursing Practice 3rd Edition Parker

Chapter 1Statement of IntentThe intent of this chapter is to offer an approach to understanding nursing theory within the context of the discipline of nursing, define the discipline of nursing and theory, describe the purpose 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 TermsNursingNursing knowledge Professional practice ParadigmFrameworkPhilosophyGrand theoryNursing practice theory Empirical indicators CaringPersonsSyntactical structure Specialized language Values and beliefs Nursing process

Community of scholars DisciplineTheoryWorldviews Metaparadigm Conceptual model Middle-range theory Clinical scholarship DomainEnvironmentHealthConceptual structure Tradition Practice-level theory

Chapter 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 Communication TraditionValues 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 Practice Multidisciplinary CollaborationThe Structure of Knowledge in the Discipline of Nursing

ParadigmGrand Theories and Conceptual Models Middle-Range TheoriesPractice-Level TheoriesNursing Theory and the FutureContinuing Evolution of the Discipline of Nursing Use in EducationUse in Health Care OrganizationsExpanded Use of TheorySummary References

Chapter 1Questions for Classroom Discussion

  1. Before taking this class, what was your definition of nursing?
  2. How does knowledge become “nursing knowledge”?
  3. What does the term “language of nursing” mean to you? Identify practice examples inwhich use of the “language of nursing” can be explicated.
  4. What is your understanding of the statement “Nursing is a discipline”?
  5. Chapter 1Multiple-Choice Questions(Answers appear in bold)1. Every discipline has a unique focus that directs inquiry and distinguishes it from other fields of study.A. TrueB. False2. The purpose of theory is to: A. Explain experienceB. Describe relationshipsC. Project outcomesD. All of the above3. Members of a community of scholars share a commitment to all of the following except: A. ValuesB. KnowledgeC. Geographic locationD. Processes4. ______ and ____ structures are essential to any discipline and are inherent in nursing theories. A. Paradigm and metaparadigmB. Syntactical and conceptual

    C. Middle and grandD. Language and symbol

    5. Books and periodicals are examples of ________. A. Communication networksB. Heritage of literatureC. Nursing organizationsD. Nursing discipline


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