22 Sep Assignment 1: Theory Analysis (25 points) Assignme
Assignment 1: Theory Analysis (25 points) Assignment Instructions: There are various methods used to evaluate a theory. One method of synthesized theory analysis includes the components of Theory Description, Theory Analysis, and Theory Evaluation. To determine the value, worth, and significance of a theory, the entire theory must be evaluated. Please use level 1 and 2 Headings in this paper for items 2,3, & 4 below. Here is the list of theorist choices that you can choose from for this paper. Please select one from the following list and complete the assignment criteria below. Choose one (1) middle range theory from this list. 1. Transition Theory-A. Meleis 2. Katharine Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory 3. Pamela Reed’s Theory of Self-Transcendence 4. The Community Nursing Practice Model-Charlotte Barry Assignment Criteria: *please use the assignment criteria below as your outline for the paper ensuring you address each point in items 1-5 and utilize level 1 & 2 APA headings in items 1-4. 1) Choose one (1) middle range theory or interdisciplinary theory from the list of theorists posted above. No interdisciplinary theories please. Use a middle range theory. 2) Identify the structural components of the selected theory: a. Describe the purpose of the theory (descriptive, explain, predictive etc.). b. Explain the scope of the theory (middle, interdisciplinary). c. Identify the major concepts and major propositions. d. Explain the major assumptions. 3) Identify the functional components of the selected theory: a. Describe the theoretical and operation definitions. b. Analyze the logical organization of the theory. c. Identify the stated outcomes or consequences. 4) Identify the evaluation components of the selected theory: a. Discuss how the theory is congruent with nursing standards. b. Describe the validity and relevance of the theory. c. Discuss the implications for nursing related to implementation of the theory. 5) Discuss how the theory contributes to the discipline of nursing. 6) The scholarly paper should be written clearly and concisely providing comprehensive details about the subject or topic of discussion. 7) When developing the scholarly APA paper, begin with an introductory paragraph which includes the purpose statement; that is supported by literature or evidence. a) Remember APA does not use the title “Introduction.” b) The body of the paper should include level headings to keep the readers focused on the written content. c) A conclusion is important to summarize the main points of the paper. d) Finalize the assignment or paper with the reference page(s). This will be the last step to the assignment/paper. 8) The paper should consist of 5-6 pages excluding the title and reference pages. 9) Use level one and level two headings (see APA page 62 to review levels of heading). 10) Write the paper in third person, not first person. This means do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’ statements. 11) Use at least four (4) references from professional peer-reviewed nursing journals to support the paper. References should be from scholarly peer-reviewed journals (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory). No age restraints on references but strive to use more recent sources if possible. 12) APA format is required (attention to font, spacing, spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
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