Creating a Concept Map on Katharine Kkolcaba’s theory of comfort, a mid-range nursing theory.
Using the information presented in the Learning Resources as a guide, consider the linkages and interrelationships of the conceptual concepts for the theory you identified for this week’s Discussion. What relational statements could be articulated? Create a concept map demonstrating the linkages and interrelationships of the theoretical concepts. Include a clear problem and purpose statement. Express relational statements linking the concepts, literally and diagrammatically. You may use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or another software application of your choice; however, if you use a product that is not part of the Microsoft Office Suite, you must be able to save it as a PDF or RTF file. Include references from the literature to support your work. Here is the Rubric Assignment Evaluation Criteria: NURS 8110 Philosophy of Nursing Paper (5 points) Consider how nursing’s philosophical foundations influence your nursing practice and your personal philosophy. Then, write a 6- to 7-page paper that: Articulates your philosophy of nursing identifying the philosophical influences and summarizing how this week’s readings influenced your views/beliefs. (1 point) Explains how nursing’s philosophical foundations influence your nursing practice and provides at least two specific examples. (2 points) Answers the question: What is the relationship between philosophy and knowledge development? How is this evidenced in your nursing philosophy or practice? (1 point) Outlines how positivism and post-positivism influences approaches to nursing science (including research methods) and nursing practice as well as your own personal philosophy. (1 point) This assignment is due by Day 7 of Week 2. Note: Up to 1 point may be deducted for grammar, spelling, and/or APA errors. Concept Analysis in the Literature (5 points) Explore the literature on a selected practice issue of interest to you. Write a 2- to 3-page paper that summarizes the steps of the concept analysis process utilized in each article. Include in your summary the following information: What is the definition of the concept? (2 points) How could or does the definition differ from its use in nursing and health care versus in other disciplines? (1 point) What characteristics define the concept? How do these apply to nursing and clinical practice? (2 points)