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significance of theory for nursing as a profession

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significance of theory for nursing as a profession

  1. 1.  1)Professional activity is based on intellectual action along with personal responsibility  2)The practice of a profession is based on knowledge, not routine activities  3)There is practical application rather than just theorizing  4)There are techniques that can be taught  5)A profession is organized internally  6)A profession is motivated by altruism, with members working in some sense for the good of society.
  2. 2. Pavalko's eight dimensions are:  1) A profession has relevance to social value.  2) A profession has a training or educational     period. 3) Elements of self-motivation address the way in which the profession serves the client or family and larger social system. 4) A profession has a code of ethics. 5) A professional has a commitment to life-long work. 6) Members control their profession.
  3. 3.  7) A profession has a theoretical framework on which professional practice is based.  8.)Members of a profession have a common identity and distinctive subculture.
  4. 4.  Grand nursing theories have the broadest scope and present general concepts and propositions.  Middle-range nursing theories are narrower in scope than grand nursing theories and offer an effective bridge between grand nursing theories and nursing practice.
  5. 5.  A micro-range theory is the most concrete and narrow in scope. A Micro-range theory explains a specific phenomenon of concern to the discipline , such as the effect of social supports on grieving and would establish nursing care guidelines to address the problem.