For this assignment, you will be further defining your Phenomenon of Interest within a theoretical and ethical framework. The same Phenomenon of Interest (POI) identified in your first written paper should also be used for this assignment. You will begin this paper by providing a concise description of your POI, this information should be a short summary of information your presented in your first paper.
Next, you will discuss the Fawcett’s Meta-paradigm of Nursing and relate the paradigm directly to your POI. Which of the four concepts does your POI involve? One? More than one? You should support this section with peer reviewed references as appropriate. Specifically identify the components of the meta-paradigm within your discussion.
Then, you will select both a Grand nursing theory as well as a Middle range nursing theory. Take time to review several examples of each type of theory as the selected theories need to “fit” your POI…and work well together.
Grand theory discussion: identify and discuss the inter-related concepts from your selected theory. What aspects of the nursing meta-paradigm are addressed by your grand theory? Then provide information about how you will view your POI through the lens of the grand theory. How does the theory guide your assessment of the POI? How does the theoretical framework chosen categorize or define your POI? How does the theoretical framework effect your perception of the POI?
Middle range theory discussion: identify and discuss the inter-related concepts within the middle range theory. What aspect of the nursing meta-paradigm are addressed in the mid-range theory? How will this theory guide your assessment/perception of the POI? How does this mid range theory relate to your grand theory?
Complexity science: how does complexity science relate to your POI? Depending on the nature of your POI, this conversation may have different foci for different students. For example, if your POI is glycemic management of the peri-operative patient, this discussion would center on the complex responses of the human body as a Complex Adaptive System. If your POI is focused on a policy change issue, the focus may be on organizational complexities with communication, change, etc.
Ethical framework: you should discuss your specific POI in the context of ethical principles. Basic principles include autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Is your POI in violation of a core ethical principle? Is it possible it may be in violation? What ethical principles do you need to be sure to safeguard?
Conclusion: this section should not contain any new information but should only provide a summary of what what discussed in the paper.
Since you are going to be discussing theories within this paper, it is very important to provide the PRIMARY source when referencing the theory either in text and on the reference list. Who wrote the theory? And when was it published? Answer those questions and that is who the citation should be. For example, Roger’s theory of unitary beings should be cited to Rogers, not to a text book or journal article that discusses the theory.
This is a scholarly assignment which means it should be liberally referenced with peer reviewed literature. Support what you say with evidence from the literature. There is no “hard and fast” rule for the number of references to include, but for an assignment of this magnitude, I would say that 10-12 references would be a minimum. There a number of potential references provided for you in the Required readings and resources of this Lesson’s Unit. This should be a great start, but searching the literature for further resources is also going to be required.
The phenomenon of interest of my previous paper is “diabetic patients and their non compliance with their insulin treatment.”
Please do not write this paper in the third person. I will provide the rubric and references to help with this paper. Please use APA format and use scholarly peer reviewed journals.