Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components,
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1)
Examine instances where theory is used to guide the development of new knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice. (PO #6).
In our readings we have found middle range nursing theories to be less abstract than grand theories. The decrease in abstraction of the middle-range nursing theory lends itself to the development of a hypothesis or scientific testing. With this in mind, we can imagine that middle-range nursing theories could more easily demonstrate a relationship to evidence-based practice. An example of a middle-range theory is Swanson's theory of caring. This theory assists nurses in the process for research studies (McEwen & Wllis, 2011). Evidenced-based practice (EBP) links evidence to clinical practice. EBP incorporates research into clinical practice.
What relationships do you find between middle-range nursing theories and evidence-based practice? Provide one example of a middle range theory to support your views.
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What relationship(s) do you find between middle-range nursing theories and evidence-based practice? Provide one example that uses a specific middle-range theory to support your views.