Outline main ideas of the theory and the application in the nursing practice.
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College of Nursing
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Theoretical Foundation for Nursing (NURS 501)
Guide for Theory Critique – Written Assignment
GUIDELINES FOR THEORY CRITIQUE – WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
The Theory Critique is an essay that you will systematically evaluate a theory on work’s effectiveness including what it does well and what it does poorly. You discuss your assigned theory and must read carefully specifically the unfamiliar terms or concepts. If you are unfamiliar with the terms and concepts, it requires you to do research related reading prior to writing the theory critique written assignment.
State the title of the theory you are assigned to critique. The name of the theorist. Outline main ideas of the theory and the application in the nursing practice. State your own statement and your own idea about the theory.
e.g. The environment theory of Florence Nightingale is an excellent work
because the theory . . .
II. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
III. DIAGRAM OF THEORY
The critique/analysis may look at whether the theory is:
· Visual and graphic presentation
· Logical representation
IV. CIRCLE OF CONTAGIOUSNESS
· Geographical origin of theory and geographical spread
· Influence of theorist versus theory.
Unit of Analysis
· Cost Effectiveness
· Philosophical statement
· Structure of care
· Organization of care
· Guidelines for patient care
· Patient classification system
VI. EXTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THEORY
Units of Analysis
· Theorist implicit/explicit values
· Critic implicit/explicit values
Congruence with other professional values
Congruence with social values
· Value of Humanity
Five (5) minimum references with APA format.
Please follow the cover page.
Title of the Theory
Name of the Student
Name of the Professor
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