Integrate theory, research,
Criteria for Substantive
Integrate theory, research, and/or professional experience
Include introduction and conclusion paragraph
Include specific examples and/or substantiating evidence
Include in-text citations and references in APA format
Stay on topic and address the course objectives
Demonstrate proper spelling, grammar, and scholarly tone
Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories, and Practice discusses the theory-practice gap in detail in many chapters. As you have read throughout the course, there is ongoing discussion about the connection between theory and practice and the application in day-to-day nursing activities. This reflection is designed to illustrate that although there may be a gap, other factors play an important role in decision-making and each aspect of theory, research, and practice experience are integral to well-rounded patient care.
Access Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories, and Practice and review Figure 1.4 Correlation: Education, Science and Practice on page 11.
Think of a scenario in which theory, research, and practice interact to create positive patient outcomes and answer the following a minimum of 250 words:
Describe the chosen theory, research, and practice guideline or standard.
Explain the relationship among the three and discuss the role each plays in quality patient care in the scenario. Think of a situation where theory, research, and practice work together to help a patient, and answer the questions below in at least 250 words:
Describe the chosen guideline or standard for theory, research, and practice.
Explain how the three are connected and what each one does to help the patient get good care in the scenario.
Explain any gaps, such as a lack of research, no practice standard, or no usable theory.
Determine the best course of action for making decisions in the absence of one aspect.