Analysis of Katherine Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort | …
Katharine Kolcaba’s theory touches on the external and internal processes that culminate in the patient perception of comfort lead to an integrated approach to health care....
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Evaluate nursing theories in relation to practice, research, education or administration
-Your answer should be in APA (2010) format. Every paragraph has bounded the literature used and that meets the requirements of APA. I would like you to follow the format below when answering the questions for the next four discussion assignments.
-Within your group, decide what Middle Range Theories (Ch. 22= Katharine Kolcabas’ Comfort Theory) in the readings you will become the expert on. Each group member should choose a different theory. How you decide that is up to your group.
-Start your answer by providing a brief overview of the theory. Summarize the readings in your words.
-Then discuss what you think the theory actually means and how you see the theory being utilized in actual practice (or if you don’t think it can be then explain why).
-Provide a very brief nursing situation and how the theory or an aspect of the theory can be useful in the situation (do not use the scenarios used in the book).
-Conclude with what you think about the theory and its usefulness to nursing. Please do not be afraid to say what you really think. If you think the theory is “BS” then says that. If you think the theory is really great then tell us wh
The purpose of this assignment is to describe, evaluate and discuss application of Katharine Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory. Using APA style to address the elements listed below. Comfort/Katharine Kolcaba and Background 1. Describe the theorist’s background in detail and discuss how their experiences have impacted the theory development. 2. Examine crucial references for the original and/or current work of the theorist and other authors writing about the selected theory. 3. Identify the phenomenon of concern or problems addressed by the theory. Theory Description 1. Explain whether the theory uses deductive, inductive or retroductive reasoning. Provide evidence to support your conclusion. 2. Describe the major concepts of the theory. How are they defined? (theoretically and/or operationally) Is the author consistent in the use of the concepts and other terms in the theory? 3. Interpret how the concepts are defined. Implicitly or explicitly? 4. Examine the relationships (propositions) among the major concepts. Evaluation 1. Identify explicit and implicit assumptions (values/beliefs) underlying the theory. On what assumptions does the theory build? 2. Examine if the theory has a description of the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm. If so, how are they explained in the theory? If the metapardigm is not explained, what elements do you see as relevant to the theory and why? 3. Discuss the clarity of the theory. Did it have lucidness and consistency? Application 1. Examine how the theory would guide nursing actions. 2. Describe specifically how you can use this theory in your area of nursing (Practice, Education, Informatics or Administration). APA Style/Format.