Borrowed Theory Nursing Theories

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Nursing theories that incorporate the theoretical framework from non-nursing disciplines are known as borrowed theories. According to McEwen and Wills (2014), “borrowed theories or practice theories can readily be used to describe and explain phenomena that affect nursing and concluded that to limit nurses to using only nursing theories in nursing research is shortsighted” (p. 444). Borrowed theories can be derived from physiology, psychology, sociology, and education disciplines. Electrosurgical and laser surgeries have created a problem within the operating room related to surgical smoke. Lewin’s Change Theory is a borrowed theory that stems from a psychological discipline and can be used to help with the given problem.
In this paper, the problem presented will be summarized and include the potential middle-range theory that could be applied. A borrowed theory that can be applied to the problem will be described. Next, a brief history of the borrowed theory’s origin will be provided. Then, examples of the borrowed theory’s previous application will be reviewed. Also, the application of the borrowed theory to the identified problem and how incorporation of the theory can change practice will be discussed. Finally, why application of both the borrowed theory and the middle-range theory can be integrated to create the most appropriate solution to the identified problem will be explained.
Brief Summary of Problem and Potential Middle-Range Theory Nurses, other operating room
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