Utility of Research in a Grand Nursing Theory

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Professional Development: Module 4

Utility of Research in a Grand Nursing Theory

Research validates and modifies theory and in doing so the potential for the development of nursing knowledge increases (McEwen & Wills, 2011). In Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin and Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role Modeling Theory, the belief is “that nursing is a nurse-client relationship” (McEwen & Wills, 2011, p, 158). Modeling role-modeling theory provides expectations and associations that are testable and continue to be highly focused in research. Major principles in modeling role-modeling theory, are aims of interventions, goals of interventions and categories of data. The five aims of interventions are build trust, promote trust promote positive orientation through nurturing self esteem and hope, promote client control, affirm and promote client strengths and set mutual and directed goals (Nursing Theory, 2013).
Modeling role modeling is used in nursing education, practice and research. It encompasses the patient’s viewpoint and understanding of nursing processes. As reported by Parker, (2007) more research is needed to thoroughly develop and strengthen essential modeling in influencing patient care. Evaluations by researchers may be the essential in developing proper modeling examples for future nursing practice and assuring health care team practices are according to the highest of ethical standards.

Contrasting two Grand Nursing Theories

Virginia Henderson: The Principles and Practice of nursing
Henderson’s major concepts were to relate nursing, health of patient and environment. She believed “the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities con...

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