Comparing and Contrasting Grand Theorists Essay

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Comparing Grand Theories
AFANWINGONG CHE
MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY

Comparing Grand Theories
There are several definitions of nursing theory today. Meleis (2012) defines nursing theory as a conceptualization of some aspect of nursing reality communicated for the purpose of describing phenomena, explaining relationships between phenomena, predicting consequences or prescribing nursing care. Nursing theories have been used and still used today as theoretical framework to guide in nursing clinical decision making and better practice. There are three categories of nursing theories, which include grand theories, middle-range theories and situation-specific theories. Grand theories are broader in scope and more abstract. It includes the mission
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| -Nursing Diploma from St. John Hospital school of Nursing in St. Louis , Mo-BSN, MSN form St. Louis University.- Doctorate in Education from Teachers College Columbian University | -Nursing Diploma from Cook County school of Nursing.-BSN from University Chicago.-MSN from Wayne State University. | -BSN, MSN and PHD from University of Colorado. | Philosophy of Nursing | Assisting individuals with 14 daily activities or needs to independent care | A system allowing nurse-patient interaction with the environment | To conserve energy and integrity | Moral commitment to protect and enhance human dignity. | Definition of Nursing | The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible.(Current Nursing website, 2012) | A process of action, reaction, and interaction whereby nurse and client share information about their perceptions of nursing
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