MN 502 Unit 6 DQ Topic 1

Select one of the grand nursing theorists listed within the Unit 6 Overview that is of interest to you and evaluate the information available about the model and the theorist to address the following questions:


Chapter 12: “Myra Estrin Levine: The Conservation Model”

Chapter 13: “Martha E. Rogers: Unitary Human Beings”

Chapter 16: “Betty Neuman: System Model”

Chapter 17: “Sister Callista Roy: Adapatation Model”

Chapter 19: “Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer: The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice”

Chapter 20: “Afaf Ibrahim Meleis: Transitions Theory”

Chapter 21: “Nola J. Pender: Health Promotion Model”

Chapter 22: “Madeleine M. Leininger: Culture Care Theory of Diversity and Universality”

Chapter 23: “Margaret A. Newman: Health as Expanding Consciousness”

Chapter 24: “Rosemarie Rizzo Parse: Humanbecoming”

Chapter 25: “Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling”


What in the background of the theorist as a nursing scholar might have prompted her to develop the theory?

What are the central values and beliefs set forth by the theorist?

Which of the four metaparadigm concepts are included in the model?

Discuss the adequacy of the model. Did you think it was useful? And in what area would you be more apt to use this model or theory: nursing administration, nursing education, or nursing practice?

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