Theory and Research: The Comfort Theory

Theory and Research: The Comfort Theory

Assignment Instructions:

There are various methods used to evaluate a theory. One method of synthesized theory analysis includes the components of Theory Description, Theory Analysis, and Theory Evaluation. To determine the value, worth, and significance of a theory, the entire theory must be evaluated.

Assignment Criteria:

1) Choose one middle range theory or interdisciplinary theory from the list of theorists posted below.

    • Transition Theory-A. Meleis
    • Katharine Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory
    • Pamela Reed’s Theory of Self-Transcendence
    • The Community Nursing Practice Model-Charlotte Barry
  • 2) Identify the structural components of the selected theory:
  • 3)Identify the functional components of the selected theory:
  • 4)Identify the evaluation components of the selected theory:
  • 5)Discuss how the theory contributes to the discipline of nursing.
  • 6)The scholarly paper should be written clearly and concisely providing comprehensive details about the subject or topic of discussion.
  • When developing the scholarly APA paper, begin with an introductory paragraph which includes the purpose statement; that is supported by literature or evidence.
    • Remember APA does not use the title “Introduction.”
    • The body of the paper should include level headings to keep the readers focused on the written content.
    • A conclusion is important to summarize the main points of the paper.
    • Finalize the assignment or paper with the reference page(s). This will be the last step to the assignment/paper.
  • 8)The paper should consist of five (5) to six (6) pages excluding the title and reference pages.
  • Use level one and level two headings(see APA page 62 to review levels of heading).
  • 10)Write the paper in third person, not first person. This means do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’ statements.
  • 11)Use at least four (4) references from professional peer-reviewed nursing journals to support the paper. References should be from scholarly peer-reviewed journals (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory).
  • 12)APA format is required (attention to font, spacing, spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
  • 13) Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.
  • 14)Submit by the posted due date

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Theory and Research: The Comfort Theory

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