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Nursing Theory Test 1
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  1. Discipline
    • Field of study
    • Branch of education
  2. Academic Discipline
    • Aim to know
    • Descriptive theories
    • Research - applied and basic
    • Ex. chemistry, physics, biology, sociology, anthropology
  3. Professional Discipline
    • Practical
    • Theories - prescriptive and descriptive
    • Ex.: medicine, law, nursing, social work
  4. Science
    • Process and Product
    • Validates theory
    • Focus on cause and effect
  5. Science as process
    • Systematic inquiry
    • Empirical observations
    • Procedures / methods to acquire knowledge
  6. Science as product
    • Empirical knowledge
    • Result of investigation (process)
  7. Humanity
    • Learning focused on the human and concerns of the human
    • Ex. philosophy, arts, languages
  8. Hypotheses
    • Suggests that there's a relationship between 2 concepts or propositions.
    • Educated guess that must be proven.
  9. Law
    • Validated relationship between concepts or propositions
    • Observable and measurable
  10. Metaparadigm
    • Broad view of a discipline
    • Global perspective
  11. Conceptual Model
    Visual or figurative representation of a concept
  12. Grand Theory
    • Incorporates multiple theories
    • Not easily measurable or testable
    • Most global type of theory
    • Abstract concepts
    • Ex., Orem - Self-Care; Rogers - Science of Unitary Human Beings; Roy - Conceptual Nursing Model
  13. Middle Range Nursing Theory
    • Limited # of concepts
    • Concrete concepts - measurable and testable
    • Examples:
    • Description of phenomena - grief, discomfort
    • Relationship of phenomena - novice-to-expert, end-of-life
    • Predicting effects of phenomena - adopting healthy behaviors
  14. Critical Thinking
    • Skillful and responsible
    • Study problem from all angles
    • Exercise best judgment to draw conclusions
  15. Logic
    • Science of correct reasoning
    • Valid induction and deduction

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