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My Phenomenon of interest:

The main concept is: smoking

The second Concept: Prevention of tobacco smoking

I am trying to define the side effect of smoking and how to prevent it.

As primary care practitioner or FNP/DNP I am interested on prevention than cure; health care than sick care.

It is very important that you follow the rubric guide ….I need you to read the order description….I have 7 points to be answered, so I need you to put seven numbering and satisfy the specific requirements….please send me ASAP….I need to review it …..APA….is my main concern…..if you don’t have APA software I can provide that…..

Required reading: Chism Chapter 4; Chinn & Kramer Chapter 7

Recommended: Zaccagnini & White Chapter 1;Mateo & Kirchhoff Chapter 6;

The concept analysis will allow you to explore a concept of interest related to nursing. It will be important to select the concept as soon as possible to allow adequate time for the literature review and the development of cases. Please read through several concept analysis papers to further understand the purpose and design of the analysis (see keynote for suggested papers).
When you write your paper, follow the grading guidelines. Each student is to submit a paper (no group work). The paper should be carefully written in a formal style, adhere to the most recent APA guidelines, be based on primary sources, provide an integration of ideas, and be 6-7 pages in length, not including the USA approved title page and reference list.
Grading Rubric Criteria Points
1. Introduction paragraph. There must be a thesis statement that tells reader purpose of paper and what will be discussed.
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2. Describe the significance of this concept to your practice and to nursing in general.
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3. Uses and Definitions of the concept: Conduct a review of the literature on the concept. Describe the historical development of the concept and include its origins in language. Provide definitions and uses of the concept. Incorporate a minimum of 5 definitions from at least 3 different disciplines. Include a minimum of 2 peer reviewed journal articles where the concept is discussed (only 1 actual concept analysis article may be used).
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4. Formulate defining criteria, also known as “defining attributes” for the concept. Include the concept’s antecedents and consequences.
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5. Present an exemplar case or model case in which the concept is seen according to its defining criteria or defining attributes. The exemplar may be drawn from the literature, your actual experience, or your imagination. Bold the defining characteristics.
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6. Explore what the concept is not by constructing 3 cases (Borderline, related, and contrary).
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7. Conclusions: summarize the essential points of paper.
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The Concept Analysis Assignment:

How do we make sure we understand what a concept means and how it applies to our phenomenon of interest? We do a concept analysis. We are including some examples of concept analysis articles below that may be helpful for you to review as you prepare for your paper.

Examples of Concept Analysis Articles:

Hansen-Kyle, L. (2005). A concept analysis of healthy aging. Nursing Forum, 40(2), 45-57.

Purdy, I. B. (2004). Vulnerable: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 39(4), 25-33.

Shattell, M. (2004). Risk: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 39(2), 11-17.

Simonelli, M.C. (2005). Relapse: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 40(1), 3-10.

The process of analyzing a concept helps you understand and define the concept to determine its fit for your phenomenon of interest. It really gives you insight into your phenomenon and helps you see how the concept works. It also helps clarify those concepts that are commonly used in nursing but mean different things to different people. Here at the USA College of Nursing, the faculty have decided to use a variation of the Walker and Avant method of concept analysis. These authors adapted Wilson’s 1963 concept analysis methodology. Walker and Avant’s concept analysis methodology is fairly straight forward, but does require some thought. Probably the most difficult step is actually selecting a concept to begin with. You will be posting your phenomenon of interest and corresponding concept in the class discussion for this unit. As I discuss this methodology in the upcoming paragraphs, keep in mind that my reference is the Walker and Avant text: Walker, L. O., & Avant, K. C. (2005). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. (As an aside: Why is it important for you to know my source of information? First, you need to know that we’re not pulling information out of thin air…there really is an accepted methodology that is universally used. Second, you may want to purchase this text for use should you decide to publish your paper. “Publish my paper”, you say??? Yes, absolutely! The concept analysis papers you see in the literature were primarily published by graduate nursing students. If you desire to publish your paper, feel free to talk with one of your faculty members to help you. Very often we are happy to publish with students for second authorship. It is an expectation of working with someone else on a manuscript that you include them with an offer for authorship. If you primarily wrote the paper, then you should definitely be first author, even as a student. It’s your work unless your professor has to do almost a complete rewrite then you need to discuss with them about order of authorship. (Most professors I know are happy to be second author.)

Select a Concept

We have already talked about selection of the concept…that is derived from your phenomenon of interest. Feel free to toss out ideas to your colleagues in the class discussion. The faculty member will let you know if your concept has been approved. Typically, your concept will be fine unless it has an odd twist or absolutely no applicability to your phenomenon and then we’ll question what you’re thinking. Don’t feel defensive…remember our class discussions are to mimic dialogue in a classroom as if we’re all around a conference table tossing out ideas and brainstorming. In the same breath, I want to remind everyone to be respectful, courteous, and professional at all times in the course (even when you are aggravated and want to say how you feel). (Another aside: If you receive a grade or an email that angers you, wait at least 24 hours before hitting reply and sending an email).

Significance to your practice and to nursing:
We want to hear from you why you think the concept is important. What is it about this concept that is significant to your practice and to nursing? Referring to our previous example about the health literacy concept for the phenomenon of frequent readmissions for non-English speaking immigrants…why is that important to your practice? Ex…because you are spending time and resources providing care to individuals that could be avoided….those individuals are suffering through additional hospitalizations and all of the related consequences. Why is it important to nursing? Think about the big picture of how the lack of access to information in their language causes many immigrants difficulties adhering to medical regimens….impact on the healthcare system for our nation. Is this making sense to you?
Identify uses and define the concept:

This section is so very important! What you want to do is look at many, many different sources for uses and definitions of your concept…dictionaries, literature, thesauruses, colleagues. Do not stick only to the nursing or medical literature. Present the historical development of the concept and its origins in language. Gather all the definitions you can find, even those that you think are unrelated. For example, if your concept is coping, then even look at uses from the architecture literature…there are copings on buildings…coping saws, a coping garment..etc. Even though you may not think it is related to nursing, looking at a concept from as many different perspectives as possible helps you gain a thorough understanding of your concept and gives it a richness in meaning. You will be required in the rubric (guidelines) of the paper to obtain definitions from at least 5 sources and 3 different disciplines. This is a minimum expectation. Look at literature from other disciplines such as engineering, business, art, etc… Some concepts will have many more definitions/uses and remember that you want to be as thorough as possible (within the limits of the page limit of 7 pages of text, which is strictly enforced)
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Define the attributes (include antecedents & consequences):
As you are looking at the uses and definitions of the concept, make a list of the characteristics you are seeing over and over. You want to try to show the cluster of attributes that are the most frequently associated with the concept and gives the analyst the broadest insight into the concept. Also include the antecedents and consequences. Antecedents are those events or incidents that must occur prior to the occurrence of the concept. Thus an antecedent (nor a consequence) cannot be a defining attribute. Consequences are those events or incidents that occur as a result of the occurrence of the concept…the outcomes of the concept. In the coping example, an antecedent was an intensely stressful stimulus …the consequence was the regaining of balance. These may be difficult to understand…be sure to refer to the concept analysis examples for further review.

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