NR 501  Week 3 Project Discussion Latest


NR 501  Week 3 Project Discussion Latest

NR 501  Week 3 Project Discussion Latest

Steps of Concept Analysis (graded)

As you begin, take a moment and reflect on the following course/program outcome:

Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO #4)

In order to begin this discussion, it is important to first reflect on the steps involved in concept analysis. Wills & McEwen (2014) 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; and

8) Define empirical referents.” (p. 58).

See Box 3-1. See you in the threaded discussions.

In your response to this question, I want you refer back to the steps of concept analysis that are explored in the chapter. Identify a concept and show how you would apply the concepts in your current practice. Take this response as far as you can go in terms of a basic concept analysis. Please make an attempt to reflect a clear and diligent attempt of applying the steps. I look forward to seeing you in the threaded discussions.


Wills, E. & McEwen, M. (2014). Concept development: Clarifying meaning of terms. In M. McEwan & E.M. Wills (Eds.), Theoretical basis for nursing (4th. ed.; pp. 49-71). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Dr. Kari Luoma

At the end of Week 4 your concept analysis is due. This threaded discussion provides an opportunity to start this assignment.

Select a nursing concept (be sure to use a nursing theory) and then provide a response to each one of the steps included in a concept analysis regarding your selected concept. This information does not have to be comprehensive but provides a foundation to the upcoming assignment. Be sure to include a scholarly reference.


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