Assignment 1: Discussion Questions
Just one Question
Discussion Question Response: By Saturday, September 17, 2016, post your response to the assigned discussion questions in the appropriate threads in theDiscussion Area.
Participation Responses: No later than Wednesday, September 21, 2016, review and comment on the discussion question responses posted by at least two of your peers.
Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews to the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference.
In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations,references, and examples that demonstrates a clear connection to the readings.
In your participation responses to your peers, comments must demonstrate thorough analysis of postings and extends meaningful discussion by building on previous postings.
Note: Review South University’s Substantive Participation Policy Criteria, Helpful Tips, and Late Policy available by clicking on the South University Policy and Guidelines navigation tab. The late policy applies to late discussion question responses.
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Discussion Question 1
Many sources exist that are triggers for theory development through the study of concepts and their related propositions. One such trigger is the research process, which, while it answers many questions, generates others based on research outcomes. Identify some possible questions for research study, the answers to which would serve to generate theory.
Discussion Question 2
Choose a theory that finds practical application in critical care/pediatric/psychiatric nursing and discuss the origins of the theory based on the following criteria:
- How did the happenings of the nursing profession impact the origin of this theory?
- What values, evidence, or existing knowledge did the theorist cite to support the theory?
- What was the theorist’s motivation behind writing the theory?
Discussion Question 3
Compare the nursing philosophy of Benner and Henderson on the basis of the following criteria.
- Main ideas of the theory
- Main concepts
- Relationships between concepts
- How different concepts affect each other
Cite an example or case study from your field where both these philosophies find practical utility.