statements that form the bases for defining concepts and framing propositions
provide the context for a theory; accepted as truths, and represent values and beliefs
When assumptions are challenged, they become ___________.
a term used to describe a phenomenon or a group of phenomena
territory of the discipline; contains the subject matter of a discipline, the main agreed-on values and beliefs, the central concepts, the phenomenon of interest, the central problems of the discipline, and the methods used to provide some answers in the discipline
branch of philosophy that focuses on reflection and investigation about the nature and foundation of knowledge
based on the comprehensive review of research findings, with emphases on intervention, randomized clinical trials as a gold standard, the integration of statistical findings, and making critical decisions about the findings based on evidence hierarchies, tools used in studies and in meta-analysis and cost
the fundamental assumptions about the nature of beings, the relationships between the parts as they exist; theory of "what there is"
defined as those aspects of a discipline that are shared by its scientific community; philosophical analysis of disciplines and their development
presenting of ideas succinctly, under the premise that explanations should be clearest when made using the fewest statements
an aspect of reality that can be consciously sensed or experienced; term, description, or label given to describe an idea about an event, a situation, a process, a group of events, or a group of situations
concerned with the values and beliefs of a discipline and with the values and beliefs held by members of that discipline
defined as an accepted practice or custom, or an idea translated into action, or something in reality rather than something in theory
developed to answer specific questions
developed to provide direction for research projects
frameworks and models
developed to represent theories and to provide direction for research projects
evolve from theory, theories, or research
theoretical and conceptual framework
an organized, coherent, and systematic articulation of a set of statements related to significant questions in a discipline and communicated as a meaningful whole
defined as a conceptualization of some aspect of nursing reality communicated for the purpose of describing phenomena, explaining relationships between phenomena, predicting consequences, or prescribing nursing care
A nursing client is conceptualized as a ________________.
self-care agent, conglomerate of needs
A nursing client is a _____________ as interdependence, self-concept, roles, and psyche, among others.
system of modes
focus of nursing care
Health and illness behavior is a ____________________________.