Nursing Theories And Nursing Practice 4th Edition By Smith – Test Bank
Statement of Intent
The intent of this chapter is to offer an approach to understanding nursing theory within the context of the discipline of nursing, define the discipline of nursing and theory, describe the purpose of theory for the discipline of nursing, identify the structure of the discipline of nursing, and speculate on the future of nursing theory.
Nursing knowledge Professional practice Paradigm
Nursing Practice Theory Empirical indicators Caring
Syntactical structure Specialized language Values and beliefs Nursing process
Community of Scholars Discipline
Worldviews Metaparadigm Conceptual model Middle-range theory Clinical scholarship Domain
Conceptual structure Tradition Practice-level theory
On completion of this chapter, students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast definitions of nursing.
- Describe the usefulness of theory to everyday practice.
- Identify four phenomena of interest to nursing.
- Name the primary purpose of nursing theory.
- Describe characteristics of nursing as a discipline.
- Discuss the importance of conceptualizing nursing as a discipline of knowledge.
- Compare and contrast definitions of nursing theory.