Middle range or interdisciplinary theory evaluation [major assessment | NURS 8110 – Theoretical and Scientific Foundations for Nursing | Walden University

This Assignment, due in Week 10, asks you to evaluate two middle range or interdisciplinary theories and apply those theories to a clinical practice problem. You will also create a hypothesis based upon each theory for an evidence-based practice project to resolve a clinical problem.

Note: This Assigment will serve as your Major Assessment for this course.

To prepare:

  • Review strategies for evaluating theory presented by Fawcett and Garity in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Select a clinical practice problem that can be addressed through an evidence-based practice project. Note: You may continue to use the same practice problem you have been addressing in earlier Discussions and in Week 7 Assignment 1.
  • Consider the middle range theories presented this week, and determine if one of those theories could provide a framework for exploring your clinical practice problem. If one or two middle range theories seem appropriate, begin evaluating the theory from the context of your practice problem.
  • Formulate a preliminary clinical/practice research question that addresses your practice problem. If appropriate, you may use the same research question you formulated for Assignment #4.

In a 8- to 10-page paper (including references):

  • Briefly describe your selected clinical practice problem.
  • Summarize the two selected theories. Both may be middle range theories or interdisciplinary theories, or you may select one from each category.
  • Evaluate both theories using the evaluation criteria provided in the Learning Resources.
  • Determine which theory is most appropriate for addressing your clinical practice problem. Summarize why you selected the theory. Using the propositions of that theory, refine your clinical / practice research question.

See attach problem attached in the matrix form for quick reference

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