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a reflectivethinking process that involves collecting information, analyzing the adequacy and accuracy of the information, and carefully considering options for actions.
a set of interrelated concepts that represent a particular way of thinking about something
Meeting the needs of the whole person
organized set of related ideas and concepts that helps us find meaning in our experiences, organize our thinking around an idea, and develop new ideas and insights into the work we do
Conceptual framework (theoretical framework)
a set of concepts that are related to form a whole or pattern
statement of what the researcher expects the results of the study to be
gather data from enough subjects to be able to generalize the results to a similar population
- focuses on the lived experience of people
- ex: case study
An individual's state of health is one of continual change. He moves back and forth from health to illness and back to health again. His condition is rarely constant. He may wake up feeling great, develop a headache mid-morning, and feel fine again by noon. The health-illness continuum illustrates this process of change, in which the individual experiences various states of health and illness (ranging from extremely good health to death) that fluctuate throughout his life.
is the capacity of a system to adapt if the environment where the system exists is changing
are unconscious psychological strategies brought into play by various entities to cope with reality and to maintain self-image.
a physical or cognitive skill that a person must accomplish during a particular age period to continue development. An example is walking, which precedes the development of a sense of autonomy in the toddler period. The nurse may also outline developmental tasks for families.
preferential use of mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness as treatments for specific problems
is a proposed explanation for an observable phenomenon
Moral development is the process through which children develop proper attitudes and behaviors toward other people in society, based on social and cultural norms, rules, and laws
Philosophy of nursing
Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to improving the physical and psychological well-being of patients
Qualitative research seeks out the ‘why’, not the ‘how’ of its topic through the analysis of unstructured information – things like interview transcripts, open ended survey responses, emails, notes, feedback forms, photos and videos. It doesn’t just rely on statistics or numbers, which are the domain of quantitative researchers.
Research can be defined as the search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, with an open mind, to establish novel facts, usually using a scientific method. The primary purpose for basic research (as opposed to applied research) is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe.
A research critique is a careful appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the study
An intellectual research critique is a careful, complete examination of a study to judge its strengths, weaknesses, logical links, meaning and significance
The process of objectivity and critically evaluating a research report’s content for scientific merit and application to practice, theory or education.
are concerned with turning the research question into a testing project. The best design depends on your research questions. Every design has its positive and negative sides.
a simple means of effectively locating information for a research project
Standard of care
are guidelines used to determine what a nurse should or should not do. Standards may be defined as “ a benchmark of achievement which is based on a desired level of excellence”. Standards of care (SOC’s) measure the degree of excellence in nursing care and describe a competent level of nursing care.
being healthy and disease free
a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated byt he individual to live more fully withing the human and natural community
A value is a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful
drive how we judge and help us make decisions.
the evolutionary process whereby a population becomes better suited to its habitat.
may also refer to a feature which is especially important for an organism's survival
Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.
a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
a psychological model that attempts to explain and predict health behaviors
The parts of the mnemonic are
- Signs and Symptoms
- Past medical history
- Last oral intake
- Events leading up to the injury and/or illness
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