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.

March 10, 2020

Concept Analysis
Purpose:
This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to conduct a formal concept analysis of one concept found in a nursing theory using an identified framework.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
(CO#1) 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. (PO1)
(CO#3) Communicate the analysis of and proposed strategies for the use of a theory in nursing practice. (PO3, 7, 10)
• (CO#4) Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO4. 7)
Requirements:
Description of the Assignment
The purpose of this 6-8 page paper (not including the title page or reference page in the page count) is a formal concept analysis of one concept found in a nursing theory, adapting the methodology of Walker and Avant (2010, pp. 157 – 179). The book by Walker and Avant is not available electronically. This book is not needed in order to succeed with this assignment. A summary of the steps in this method is found at the end of this document.
Any nursing theory may be used to find a concept for analysis. Only one concept is analyzed.
As part of the concept analysis, a focused review of scholarly literature is conducted, using a minimum of 3(three) scholarly sources related to the selected concept. A formal literature review can be extensive in critiquing all the relevant literature about a specific topic or area of knowledge. In this assignment, that level of effort is not required. What is expected is an integrated discussion of at least three articles on the concept selected for this assignment. Themes, ideas, or facts about the concept found in the reviewed literature are presented in an organized fashion. Note: research articles about the concept are the best kind of article for a literature review.
The steps in a concept analysis include:
• selection of a concept used in a nursing theory
• identification of the aims or purposes of the analysis
• a review of selected scholarly literature on the concept
• identification of possible use of the selected concept
• determination of defining attributes
• identification of model cases
• identification of alternate cases (borderline, related, contrary, invented, and illegitimate cases)
• identification of antecedents and consequences
• definition of empirical referents
The paper concludes with a synthesis of the student’s new knowledge about the concept. The scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis.
Criteria for Content
• Introduction includes statements on the process of concept analysis, identifies the nursing concept and nursing theory from which it was obtained, and relates the main topics of the paper. A list of possible concepts is provided below. A substantive discussion of each of the following elements is present. All elements are supported by scholarly literature
• One aim or purpose of the analysis
• A review of scholarly literature (minimum of three articles)
• Two possible uses of the concept
• Two defining attributes
• Two model cases
• Two of the following alternative cases: borderline, related, contrary, invented, or illegitimate
• One antecedent and one consequence
• Two empirical referents
• Concluding statements present the writer’s new knowledge on the concept acquired as a result of writing the paper
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
• One of the textbooks required for this course may be used as one of the required references for this assignment.
• Title page, body of paper, and reference page must be in APA format (6th edition)
• A minimum of 3 scholarly sources on the concept are required.
• The paper (excludes the title page and reference page) must be a minimum of 6 pages and no longer than 8 pages.
• Ideas and information from professional sources must be cited correctly.
• Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with the writing style specified in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
Walker, L. O & Avant, K. C. (2010). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Possible Concepts (These concepts are not required; students may select one of these concepts or find another concept in any nursing theory)
• Noise
• Cleanliness of environment
• Patient Assessment
• Self-care deficit
• Self-care
• Homeostasis
• Behavioral system
• Boundary lines
• Open system
• Patient Centered Care
• Empowerment
• Resources
• Caring • Adaptation
• Energy conservation
• Meaningfulness
• Modeling
• Transaction
• Activities of living
• Actual caring occasion
• Energy field
• Pain
• Pattern
• Leadership
• Engagement
• Comfort
All of these concepts were selected from grand and middle-range theories presented in the course texts.
Directions and Grading Criteria
Category Points % Description
Introduction 12 6 Introduction clearly includes all three elements: statements on the process of concept analysis, identifies the selected nursing concept and nursing theory from which it was obtained, and names the sections of the paper
Aims or Purpose 18 9.0 One aim or purpose of the concept analysis is substantively discussed and is supported by scholarly literature
Literature Review 24 12.0 A substantive integrated discussion of at least three scholarly sources on the selected concept:
• themes, ideas, or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion;
• Student’s new knowledge on validity of the methods used by the different sources’ authors to learn about the concept
• Strengths and weaknesses of those authors’ conclusions
Uses 18 9.0 2 possible uses of the selected concept are substantively discussed and supported by scholarly literature
Defining Attributes 18 9.0 2 defining attributes of the selected concept are discussed substantively and supported by the scholarly literature
Model Cases 20 10.0 2 model cases are discussed substantively and supported by the scholarly literature
Alternative Cases 20 10.0 2 alternative cases are discussed substantively (borderline, related, contrary, invented, or illegitimate), and each case has support from the scholarly literature
Antecedents & Consequences 18 9.0 1 antecedent and 1 consequence of the selected concept are discussed substantively and supported by the scholarly literature
Empirical Referents 18 9.0 2 empirical referents for the selected concept are discussed substantively and supported with scholarly literature
Conclusion 12 6.0 Concluding content includes clear presentation of the writer’s new knowledge gained from writing the paper
Paper Specifications 12 6.0 Paper is at least 6 pages and not more than 8 pages in length
AND
3scholarly citations are used
APA Format (6th edition) 4 2 APA format used for the text, title page and reference page(s).
Citations in Text 3 1.5 Citation of ideas and information
Writing Mechanics 3 1.5 Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation and the writing style of the APA 6th edition
Total 200 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria A
(100 – 92%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance B
(91-84%)
Very good or high level of performance C
(83-76%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance F
(75-0%)
Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance
Content
Possible Points = 190
Introduction 12-11 Points 10 Points 9 Points 8-0 Points
Introduction clearly includes all 3 elements: statements on the process of concept analysis, identifies the selected nursing concept and nursing theory from which it was obtained, and names the sections of the paper Introduction clearly includes only 2 of the required elements: statements on the process of concept analysis, identifies the selected nursing concept and nursing theory from which it was obtained, and names the sections of the paper Introduction clearly includes only 1 of the required elements: statements on the process of concept analysis, identifies the selected nursing concept and nursing theory from which it was obtained, and names the sections of the paper. Introduction includes none of the required elements
OR
Introduction is absent (0 points)
Aims or Purposes of Analysis
18-17 Points 16-15 Points 14 Points 13-0 Points
One aim or purpose of the concept analysis is substantively discussed and is supported by scholarly literature One aim or purpose of the concept analysis is superficially discussed and is supported by scholarly literature One aim or purpose of the concept analysis is superficially discussed and lacks scholarly support
An aim or purpose of the concept analysis is missing
Literature Review 24-22 Points 21-20 Points 19-18 Points 17-0 Points
A substantive integrated discussion of at least three scholarly sources on the selected concept:
• themes, ideas, or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion;
• Student’s new knowledge on validity of the methods used by the different sources’ authors to learn about the concept
• Strengths and weaknesses of those authors’ conclusions A superficial or non-integrated discussion of at least three scholarly sources on the selected concept:
• themes, ideas, or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion;
• Student’s new knowledge on validity of the methods used by the different sources’ authors to learn about the concept
• Strengths and weaknesses of those authors’ conclusions
A superficial or non-integrated discussion of at least three scholarly sources on the selected concept is missing one or more of the following:
• themes, ideas, or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion;
• Student’s new knowledge on validity of the methods used by the different sources’ authors to learn about the concept
• Strengths and weaknesses of those authors’ conclusions
Fewer than 3sourcesare included in the literature review
OR
No literature review is present
Possible Uses of Concept
18-17 Points 16-15 Points 14 Points 13-0 Points
2 possible uses of the selected concept are substantively discussed and supported by scholarly literature
Only 1 possible use of the selected concept is substantively discussed and supported by scholarly literature
Only 1 possible use of the selected concept is discussed. The discussion is superficial or lacks scholarly support No possible uses of the selected concept are discussed (naming a possible use without discussion is included here)
Defining Attributes 18-17 Points 16-15 Points 14 Points 13-0 Points
2 defining attributes of the selected concept are discussed substantively and supported by the scholarly literature
Only 1 defining attribute of the selected concept is substantively discussed and supported by scholarly literature
Only 1 defining attribute of the selected concept is discussed. The discussion is superficial or lacks scholarly support No possible uses of the selected concept are discussed (naming a possible use without discussion is included here)
Model Cases 20-18 Points 17 Points 16-15 Points 14-0 Points
2 model cases are discussed substantively and supported by the scholarly literature Only 1 model case is discussed substantively and supported by scholarly literature Only 1 model case is discussed. The discussion is superficial or lacks scholarly support No model cases are provided (naming a case without discussion is included here)
Alternative Cases 20-18 Points 17 Points 16-15 Points 14-0 Points
2 alternative cases are discussed substantively (borderline, related, contrary, invented, or illegitimate), and each case has support from the scholarly literature
Only one alternative case is discussed substantively (borderline, related, contrary, invented, or illegitimate) and has support from the scholarly literature One or two alternative cases are discussed superficially (borderline, related, contrary, invented, or illegitimate) No alternative cases are discussed (naming a case without discussion is included here)
Antecedents and consequences 18-17 Points 16-15 Points 14 Points 13-0 Points
1 antecedent and 1 consequence of the selected concept are discussed substantively and supported by the scholarly literature 1 antecedent or 1 consequence of
selected concept is substantively discussed and supported by scholarly literature 1 antecedent or 1 consequence of the selected concept is discussed. The discussion is superficial or lacks scholarly support Antecedent and consequence are not discussed (naming a possible use without discussion is included here)
Empirical Referents 18-17 Points 16-15 Points 14 Points 13-0 Points
2 empirical referents for the selected concept are discussed substantively and supported with scholarly literature 1 empirical referent for the selected concept is discussed substantively and supported with scholarly literature 1 empirical referent for the selected concept is discussed. The discussion is superficial or lacks scholarly support No empirical referents are discussed (naming a possible use without discussion is included here
Conclusion 12-11 Points 10 Points 9 Points 8-0 Points
Concluding content includes clear presentation of the writer’s new knowledge gained from writing the paper —— Conclusion content lacks presentation of identifiable new knowledge gained from writing the paper No conclusion is identifiable
12-11 Points 10 Points 9 Points 8-0 Points
Paper Specifications Paper is at least 6 pages and not more than 8 pages in length
AND
3scholarly citations are used Paper is less than or exceeds the page limitations
AND
3scholarly citations are used Paper is less than or exceeds the page limitations
OR
Fewer than 3scholarly citations are used Paper is less than or exceeds the page limitations
AND
Fewer than 3but at least 1 scholarly citations are used
Content Subtotal _____of 190 points
Format
Possible Points = 10 Points
APA Format
. 4-3 Points 2 Points 1 Point 0 Points
There are 0 – 2 APA format errors in the text, title page and reference page(s). There are 3 – 4 APA format errors in the text, title page and/or reference page(s). There are 5 – 6 APA format errors in the title page, text, or reference page (s). There are 7 or more APA format errors in the text, title page and/or reference page(s).
Citations
3 Points
2 Points 1 Point 0 Points
There are 0 – 1 errors or absences in the citation of ideas and information There are 2 – 4 errors or absences in the citation of ideas and information There are 5-6 errors or absences in the citation of ideas and information sources There are 7 or more errors or absences in the citation of ideas and information from sources
Writing Mechanics
3 Points
2 Points 1 Point 0 Points
O-1 exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation and the writing style of the APA 6th edition 2-4 exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation and the writing style of the APA 6th edition 5-7 exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation and the writing style of the APA 6th edition 8 or more exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation and the writing style of the APA 6th edition
Format Subtotal _____of 10 points
Total Points _____of 200 points

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