Nursing Theories Nursing Practice 3rd Edition Parker – Test Bank
Statement of Intent
The 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.
Nursing knowledge Professional practice Paradigm
Nursing practice theory Empirical indicators Caring
Syntactical structure Specialized language Values and beliefs Nursing process
Community of scholars Discipline
Worldviews Metaparadigm Conceptual model Middle-range theory Clinical scholarship Domain
Conceptual structure Tradition Practice-level theory
On completion of this chapter, students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast definitions of nursing.
- Describe the usefulness of theory to everyday practice.
- Identify four phenomena of interest to nursing.
- Name the primary purpose of nursing theory.
- Describe characteristics of nursing as a discipline.
- Discuss the importance of conceptualizing nursing as a discipline of knowledge.
- Compare and contrast definitions of nursing theory.
What Is Nursing?
Problems with Defining Nursing by Process, Functions, or Activities
The Discipline of Nursing
Expression of Human Imagination
Syntactical and Conceptual Structures
Specialized Language and Symbols
Heritage of Literature and Networks of Communication Tradition
Values and Beliefs
Systems of Education
Definitions of Nursing Theory
As a General Term
As an Organizing Structure
Definitions from Other Disciplines
Definitions Used in Nursing Practice, Education, Administration, or Research
The Purpose of Theory in a Professional Discipline
Further Development and Understanding of Nursing Practice Multidisciplinary Collaboration
The Structure of Knowledge in the Discipline of Nursing