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Discussion Exploring Middle Range Theories And Framing Practice Issues

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Discussion: Exploring Middle Range Theories and Framing Practice Issues

You will begin this Discussion by identifying a practice issue that will be your frame of reference as you analyze the theoretical basis of nursing practice. Be aware that your choice can potentially carry through the course, as you will continue to address this issue in the context of other types of theories in Week 3. This practice issue can also be one focus of your Module 3 exploration of evidence-based practice and quality improvement, and your Module 4 investigation of a critical practice question. Consequently, as you prepare for this Discussion, think carefully about your example for connecting middle range nursing theories to patient care.

To prepare: Addressed each of the bullets below with a subtopic, all the references used must have an in-text citation in each paragraph. All Articles MUST BE PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES THAT MUST BE USED AND should come from USA and must be within last four years only that is from 2017 to 2021. Please do not begin a paragraph with author name(s) (PLEASE USE parenthetical/in-text citations APA format and 7 edition)

  • Analyze your nursing practice for issues of particular interest or concern to you. Identify one issue as the focus of your application of theory to practice.( one of my practice issues in my work place as a nurse practitioner I am interested in improving the Hispanic population age 35 and above with Type II Diabetes through Self-Management Education.) SUCH AS; 1.Maintain a healthy weight. 2., Exercise regularly) MUST BE USED AS MY TOPIC OF INTEREST)
  • Identify specific middle range theories that may apply to your practice issue and explain why. Be specific and provide examples. (1. JEAN WATSON ‘s theory OF HUMAN CARING, 2. Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory; MUST BE USED TO ADDRESS MY TYPE 2 DIABETES PATIENTS IN HISPANIC POPULATION)
  • Consider how to frame your focus practice issue in terms of the middle range theories(WHICH ARE THE WATSON THEORY AND OREM’S THEORY) that you have selected.



Townsend, C. A. (2020). Concept Analysis of Caring: Jean Watson Philosophy and Science of Caring. Nebraska Nurse, 53(2), 14–15. https://web-a-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org…

Holly Wei, Fazzone, P. A., Sitzman, K., & Hardin, S. R. (2019). The Current Intervention Studies Based on Watson’s Theory of Human Caring: A Systematic Review. International Journal for Human Caring, 23(1), 4–22. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.20467/1091-5710.23.1.4

Gumbs, J. (2020). Orem’s Select Basic Conditioning Factors and Health Promoting Self-Care Behavior https://web-a-ebscohostcom.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/… among African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 27(2), 47–52.

Kline, K. N., Montealegre, J. R., Rustveld, L. O., Glover, T. L., Chauca, G., Reed, B. C., & Jibaja-Weiss, M. L. (2016). Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity into Interactive Entertainment-Education for Diabetes Self-Management Designed for Hispanic Audiences. Journal of Health Communication, 21(6), 658–668. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1080/10810730.2016.1153758

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