Provide a brief example of a concept to analyze in our nursing profession (e.g., caring, healing, comfort, diversity) Nursing Essay
Provide a brief example of a concept to analyze in our nursing profession (e.g., caring, healing, comfort, diversity). Briefly outline the steps in the analysis of this concept. As you begin, take a moment to reflect on the following course/program outcome Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO #1) In order to begin this discussion, it is important to first reflect on the steps involved in concept analysis. Wills & McEwen (2011) include a table identifying the steps of concept analysis (derived from Walker & Avant, 2005). The steps include the following: “1. Select a Concept 2. Determine the aims or purpose of the analysis 3. Identify all the uses of the concept possible 4. Determine the defining attributes 5. Identify model case 6. Identify borderline, related, contrary, and illegitimate cases. 7 Identify antecedents and consequences. 8. Define empirical referents.” (p. 54). (See Box 3-1) I would also encourage you to visit the library and review one or two of the examples of concept analysis that are cited on page 55 table 3-4. There are some great published concept analysis that will help you with your assignment this week. This will give you a real sense of the application of the steps in concept analysis. Do your preparation and join the conversation. I look forward to your posts. Reference Wills, E. & McEwen, M. (2011). Concept development: Clarifying meaning of terms. In M. McEwan & E.M. Wills (Eds.), Theoretical basis for nursing (3rd. ed.; pp. 46-67). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.