Concept Analysis ( THE CONCEPT OF CARING)

This assignment presents a modified method for conducting a concept analysis of ONE concept that is important and useful to nursing. The concept for this assignment must be supported by a published nursing theory. The selected concept is identified and then the elements of the analysis process are applied in order to synthesize knowledge for application as demonstrated through the creation of model, borderline, and contrary cases. Theoretical applications of the concept are also discussed. Non-nursing theories may NOT be used. The paper concludes with a synthesis of the student’s new knowledge about the concept. The scholarly literature is incorporated throughout the analysis. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. Literature review This section requires: • A substantive discussion of at least 6 (six) 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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 way to measure or determine the presence of the selected nursing concept.

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