Criteria for Content

Introduction 

The introduction substantively presents all the following elements: Identifies the role of concept analysis within theory development. Identifies the selected nursing concept. Identifies the nursing theory that addresses the selected concept. Names the sections of the paper. Scholarly support is required.

Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept

This section includes:Defines/explains the concept using scholarly literature (a  dictionary maybe used for this section ONLY, and additional scholarly  nursing references are required). A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing literature is required.Literature review

This section requires:

A substantive discussion of at least 3 (three) scholarly nursing literature sources on the selected concept. Themes, ideas, and/or facts about the concept found in the reviewed sources are presented in an organized fashion. Support from nursing literature is required.

Please Note: Primary research articles about the selected nursing concept are the most useful resource for the literature review.

Defining attributes, for this section: 

A minimum of THREE (3) attributes are required. A substantive discussion of this section with support from nursing literature is required

Explanation:  An attribute identifies characteristics of a  concept.  For this situation, the characteristics of the selected  nursing concept are identified and discussed.

Antecedent and Consequence

This section requires the identification of:

1 antecedent of the selected nursing concept.

1 consequence of the selected nursing concept. A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Explanation: 

An antecedent is an identifiable occurrence that  precedes an event.  In this situation, an antecedent precedes a  selected nursing concept. A consequence follows or is the result of an  event.  In this situation a consequence follows or is the result of the  selected nursing concept. 

Empirical Referents

This section requires the identification of:

2 (two) empirical referents of the selected nursing concept. A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Explanation:  An empirical referent is an objective ways to measure or determine the presence of the selected nursing concept.

Construct Cases 

Explanation: hypothetical or real-life situations demonstrating the use or absence of the concept.This section requires the creation of a model case, borderline case, and contrary case.

1 Model Case is created by the student and discussed substantively by demonstrating within the case each of the following areas: 

Definition All identified attributes Explanation:  A model case is an example of a hypothetical or  real-life situation that demonstrates all of the attributes noted  previously in this assignment.

1 Borderline Case is created by the student in which one or two of the previously identified attributes are missing.

1 Contrary Case is created by the student that  demonstrates the opposite of the selected nursing concepts. All  identified attributes of the concept are absent in this cas

Explanation:  Borderline case is a created case where one or two  of the previously identified attributes are missing. Contrary case is a  created case that demonstrate the complete opposite of the selected  nursing concept – all identified attributes are missing.

Theoretical Applications of the Concept 

Discuss the purpose of a concept analysis in relationship to theory. Explain how the concept applies to the selected nursing theory. A substantive discussion of the element with support from nursing literature is required.

Conclusion

his section requires: Summarization of key information regarding: 

Selected nursing concept.

Selected nursing theory.

Application of concept analysis findings to advanced practice  nursing (specific to selected specialty track professional role and/or  area of practice).

The concluding statements include self-reflection on the new  knowledge gained from conducting a concept analysis. (Self-reflection  may be written in first-person.)

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