Middle range theory utilization and application

Goal:

Analyze and evaluate a middle range theory. select a middle range theory and identify application of nursing theories into clinical practice.

Content Requirements:

1. Components of the theory

  • Discuss the major concepts of the theory
  • Philosophical basis or worldview change, advancing health

2. Structural aspects of the theory

  • Discuss the framework of the theory.
  • 3. Identify an area of your practice where this theory could be applicable

    • What question does the theory help to answer?
    • Describe the area of interest in relationship to the theory/theoretical model.
    • Is it appropriate for the practice setting and is it applicable?
    • Discuss the strength and weakness of the theory. If there is weakness, discuss what makes it difficult to be used in practice.

    4. Use of theory in clinical practice.

  • Performing a literature review is essential to completing this section. If there is no literature available about the application of this theory in practice, address reason(s) why based on your findings.
  • 5. Evaluation of theory

    • Is this theory used to understand and apply into practice?
    • What difficulties did you encounter or would anticipate encountering in using this theory?
    • What would make this theory more usable or applicable to practice?