Week 5: Application of Borrowed Theories to Advanced Nursing Practice
Explicate a selected borrowed theory that you already know or one that you read about in this week’s lecture, readings or other materials. Provide an example of how this theoretical perspective has been used to frame nursing knowledge, care or leadership in any healthcare setting.
List the concepts that constitute the theory and
Describe the relevance of those concepts to your advancing nursing knowledge and practice.
In other words, you would not describe Maslow’s theory as it relates to an entry-level, new graduate nursing assessment, but you could consider how an advanced practice nurse, working on his or her doctoral degree would use that theory to improve patient outcomes, quality, and safety, access or cost.
Similarly, you could talk about how using Albert Bandura’s Self Efficacy concept facilitates more effective intervention in smoking cessation initiatives.