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  1. The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems
  2. Direct the activity of nursong profession, including knowledge development, philosophy, theory, educational experience, research, and practice
    Nursing Paradigm
  3. Contains a set of concepts, definitions, and assumptions or propositions that explain a phenomenon
  4. A pattern of thought that is useful in describing the domain of a discipline
  5. Limited in scope and less abstract. Address a specific phenomenon and reflect practice.  Focus on a specific feild of nursing
    Middle-range Theories
  6. The "taken-for-granted" statements that explain the nature of the concept, definitions, purpose, relationships, and structure of theory
  7. The term, description, or label given to describe an idea or responses about an event, a situation, a process, a group of events, or a group of situations
  8. Address nursing interventions for a phenomenon, describe the conditions under which the perscription occurs, and predict the consequences
    Perspective Theories
  9. A conceptualization of some aspect of nursong that describes, explains, predicts, or prescribes nursing care
    Nursing Theory
  10. Differnt meanings for each patient, the clinicial setting, and the healthcare proffession.
  11. An approach to the continuous study and improvement of the process of providing health care services to meet the needs of patients and others and inform health care policy
    Quality Improvement
  12. Serves to inform a system about how it functions.
    Outcomes reflect the patient's responses to nursing interventions
  13. The recipient of nursing care, including individual patients, groups, families, and communities
  14. The perspective of a profession.  Provides the subject, central concepts, values and beliefs, phenomena of interest, and central problems of a discipline
  15. The first level of theory development.  They describe phenomena, speculation on why they occur, and describe thsir consequenses
    Descriptive Theory
  16. The product and information obtained from the system
  17. Systematic and broad in scope, complex, and therefore require futher specification through research
    Grand Theories
  18. Explains a systematic view of a phenomenon specific to the disciplin of inquiry
    Interdisciplinary Theory
  19. Relate to an object or event that comes from individual perceptual experiences
  20. organize and deliver patient-centered care.
  21. The end product of a system; and in the case of the nursing process it is whether the patient's health status improoves, declines, or remains stable as a result of nursing care.
  22. All possible conditions attecting patients and the settings in which their health care needs occure
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