In a 2015 article titled “The Current Status of Theory Evaluation in Nursing by Eun-Ok Im published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing ,71 (10), 2268-2278, In a review of 58 published nursing theory evaluation papers between 2003-2015 found only 6 studies actually used a set of existing evaluation criteria. Your text offers a number of established methods for theory analysis and evaluation.
Select a grand or mid range theory from your Smith (2020) textbook.
- What is the purpose of evaluation a nursing theory
- What is your rationale for selecting the particular theory
- Select a method for theory analysis from the Chapter I uploaded below.
- Describe each of the steps of the method you selected, define each step in the method
- What are the strengths and the weaknesses of the theory you selected based on your evaluation of the theory