Transition Theory

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The Transitions Theory, a middle range theory, will be used as a guide throughout the DNP project. The Transitions Theory, as cited in McEwen and Wills (2014), began with the recognition of the “experiences that humans face as they deal with changes relating to health, well-being, and their ability to care for themselves.” McEwen and Wills (2014) continued to emphasize the interaction between the nurse and patients in this process and the role of the nurse in developing health promotion and therapeutic interventions to assist in the experiences. Just as in young adults transitioning from pediatric to adult primary care, the providers will assist in the transitional process to initiate and guide the process. The theory recognizes three main …show more content…
The theory addresses the need for interactions between the providers and patients, as well as the identification of the nature, conditions, and patterns of response. The theory also enables the project to consider the concepts that are most relative to the issue being addressed. As the project is constructed and organized, each step will reference back to the supporting theory to ensure the project is staying “on track” and not deviating away from the initial goal and motive of the …show more content…
Hopper, Dokken, and Ahmann (2014) emphasize the importance of preparing patients for this transition to prevent unmet needs and feelings of uncertainty for the patient, parents, and providers. The aim of the DNP project is to develop and initiate a customizable plan to assist adolescent patients and their pediatric and adult providers in the transition from pediatric to adult primary care. The overall goal of this project is to provide a successful and fluid transition from pediatric to adult primary care and to assist adolescent patients in gaining independent control of their health. The Transitions Theory provides the theoretical framework supporting the relationship between the concepts and the DNP project and organization and ideas behind the project as a

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