The Principles And Practice Of Nursing's Theory In Nursing Practice

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Theories are organized explanations of events in which concepts are established, relationships are described, and predictions are made to guide practice and research (McEwen & Wills, 2014). It helps to organize existing knowledge and help in making new and important discoveries to advance practice. These are not discovered; rather they are developed to understand phenomena (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Theories help nurses understand practice in thorough and smart ways. They are essential to improve, refurbish, and refine the practice of nursing and to further advance the profession. Theories are reliable body of knowledge and they are very much needed in this constantly changing healthcare context. By using the theory which fits …show more content…
The major concepts of the theory relate to metaparadigm but concept of nursing involved fourteen activities that assist individual toward independence consisting of physiological, psychological, and spiritual and moral aspect (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Her activities provide excellent framework within which nurses can work competently and be patient advocate (Nicely, & Delario, 2014). Transitions theory by Afaf Meleis describes interactions between nurses and patients as nurses are concerned with the experiences of people as they undergo transitions whenever health and well-being are the desired outcome. The goal of nursing is to address potential problems individuals encounter during transitional experiences and develop preventative and therapeutic interventions to support the patient during these occasions (McEwen & Wills, 2014). This theory has one central and major concept which is transition. Gaps and inadequacies in the …show more content…
Concept development According to Walker and Avant concept analysis is used to define concepts so that writers and readers share common language (McEwen & Wills, 2014).Genomic health promotion refers to improve level of health and well-being. The attributes of this concept are progression toward optimum health by incorporating health promotion activities into daily practices. Antecedents of this concept are important knowledge of health promotion, readiness to learn, and value health. The consequences are improved patient well-being, and health wellness. Theoretical statement and linkages Genomics hold tremendous potential for improving health globally and aims at increasing the level of well-being and actualization of health. Genomic health promotion is postulated to be a product of sub concepts: primary, secondary, tertiary prevention, health literacy and interrelated concepts like patient education, communication to work together to ensure a normal process. These advances are tailored not only to treat diseases but to prevent and improve health through literacy, communication, and managing risk of the

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