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TFN - INTRODUCTION TO THEORY WEEK 1

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Concept
the idea formulated by the mind, or an experience perceived and observed as justice, love, war, and diseases.
Assumption
a statement that specifies the relationship or connection of factual concepts or phenomena
Proposition
explains the relationships of different concepts
Descriptive Theory
- Factor-Isolating Theories
o Definition
composed of various descriptions which may convey the general meaning and reduces the vagueness in understanding a set of concepts
Explanatory Theory
- Factor-Relating Theories
Theory
An organized system of accepted knowledge that is composed of concepts, propositions, definitions and assumptions intended to explain a set of fact, event or phenomena.
Descriptive Theory
- The primary level of theory development it identifies and describe major concept phenomena
Prescriptive Theory
- Situation-Producing Theory
Nursing theory
o Explains o Describes o Predicts o Prescribe
Explanatory Theory
- Presents relationship among concepts and propositions. It aims to provide information on how and why concepts are related.
Predictive Theory
- Situation-Relating Theory
Prescriptive Theory
- Deal with nursing actions and test the validity and certainty of a specific nursing intervention.
Nursing (AMA)
The diagnosis and treatment of human resources or potential health problems
Predictive Theory
- Achieved when the relationships of concepts under a certain condition are able to describe future outcomes consistently.
Nursing
encompasses ā€œautonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups, and communities, sick or well, and in all settingsā€