Role Attainment: The Maternal Role Attainment Theory

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The Maternal Role Attainment Theory

McEwin and Wills (2011, p. 122) believed that it was Florence Nightingale who pioneered nursing practices which have become a guide for nursing schools and hospitals to develop in the 20th century. That is why theories of nursing were integrated by practicing nurses and academicians throughout the years. To Puchalski (2001), nursing theorists like Roy Callista were the reasons why nursing practices have survived. In fact, both Roy Callista and Robert K. Merton paved way for other middle-range theories to emerge. Considerably, these theories are more concerned with a specific phenomenon, which is why they are used more often for empirical testing. In fact, the middle-range theories are directly applicable most especially in the explanation and implementation of the nursing care practice in
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