Test Bank For Nursing Theories And Nursing Practice 4th Edition By Smith

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Test Bank For Nursing Theories And Nursing Practice 4th Edition By Smith

Chapter 1
Statement of Intent
The intent of this chapter is to offer an approach to understanding nursing theory within the
context of the discipline of nursing, define the discipline of nursing and theory, describe the
purpose of theory for the discipline of nursing, identify the structure of the discipline of nursing,
and speculate on the future of nursing theory.

Chapter 1
Key Terms

Community of scholars

Nursing knowledge


Professional practice







Conceptual model

Grand theory

Middle-range theory

Nursing practice theory

Clinical scholarship

Empirical indicators






Syntactical structure

Conceptual structure

Specialized language


Values and beliefs

Practice-level theory

Nursing process

Chapter 1
On completion of this chapter, students will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast definitions of nursing.
2. Describe the usefulness of theory to everyday practice.
3. Identify four phenomena of interest to nursing.
4. Name the primary purpose of nursing theory.
5. Describe characteristics of nursing as a discipline.
6. Discuss the importance of conceptualizing nursing as a discipline of knowledge.
7. Compare and contrast definitions of nursing theory.

Chapter 1
What Is Nursing?
Problems with Defining Nursing by Process, Functions, or Activities
The Discipline of Nursing
Expression of Human Imagination
Syntactical and Conceptual Structures
Specialized Language and Symbols
Heritage of Literature and Networks of Communication
Values and Beliefs
Systems of Education
Definitions of Nursing Theory
As a General Term
As an Organizing Structure
Definitions from Other Disciplines
Definitions Used in Nursing Practice, Education, Administration, or Research
The Purpose of Theory in a Professional Discipline
Further Development and Understanding of Nursing Practice
Multidisciplinary Collaboration
The Structure of Knowledge in the Discipline of Nursing

Grand Theories and Conceptual Models
Middle-Range Theories
Practice-Level Theories
Nursing Theory and the Future
Continuing Evolution of the Discipline of Nursing
Use in Education
Use in Health Care Organizations
Expanded Use of Theory

Chapter 1
Questions for Classroom Discussion
1. Before taking this class, what was your definition of nursing?
2. How does knowledge become “nursing knowledge”?
3. What does the term “language of nursing” mean to you? Identify practice examples in
which use of the “language of nursing” can be explicated.
4. What is your understanding of the statement “Nursing is a discipline”?

Chapter 1
Multiple-Choice Questions
(Answers appear in bold)
1. Every discipline has a unique focus that directs inquiry and distinguishes it from other fields
of study.
A. True
B. False

2. The purpose of theory is to:
A. Explain experience
B. Describe relationships
C. Project outcomes
D. All of the above

3. Members of a community of scholars share a commitment to all of the following except:
A. Values
B. Knowledge
C. Geographic location
D. Processes

4. ______ and ____ structures are essential to any discipline and are inherent in nursing theories.
A. Paradigm and metaparadigm
B. Syntactical and conceptual

C. Middle and grand
D. Language and symbol

5. Books and periodicals are examples of ________.
A. Communication networks
B. Heritage of literature
C. Nursing organizations
D. Nursing discipline

6. Theories are not discovered in nature but are human inventions
A. True
B. False

7. The basic building blocks of theories are:
A. Concepts and their definitions
B. Statements of relationships
C. Concepts and statements of relationships
D. Empirical indicators

8. Nursing theories:
A. Are discovered in nature.
B. Serve as exact representations of reality.
C. Are invented by humans.

D. Cannot be modified.

9. A paradigm is defined as a:
A. Worldview
B. General framework
C. Shared perspectives held by members of a discipline
D. All of the above

10. Science generally evolves as a smooth, regular, continuing path of knowledge development
over time.
A. True
B. False

11. The dependence of nursing theory development on human imagination is an attribute of
nursing as a(n):
A. Occupation
B. Discipline
C. Vocation
D. Profession

12. The primary purpose of nursing theory is to:
A. Structure nursing knowledge.
B. Demonstrate creativity in nursing.

C. Guide the thinking about, being, and doing of nursing.
D. Organize nursing curricula.

13. The first nursing theorist who identified the importance of theory in nursing was:
A. Virginia Henderson
B. Hildegard Peplau
C. Lydia Hall
D. Florence Nightingale

14. Early nursing theorists relied on definitions of theory from nursing practice to guide the
development of theories within nursing.
A. True
B. False

15. The most abstract level of knowledge is:
A. Paradigm
B. Metaparadigm
C. Theory
D. Concept

16. Statements of enduring values or beliefs are considered:
A. Conceptual Models
B. Philosophies

C. Grand Theories
D. Practice Theories

17. Theories that include specific concepts, are broad enough to be useful in complex situations,
and can be empirically tested are called:
A. Grand Theories
B. Middle-Range Theories
C. Practice-Level Theories
D. Nursing Theories

18. Theories that have the most limited scope and level of abstraction that are useful in within a
specific range of nursing situations are called:
A. Grand Theories
B. Middle-Range Theories
C. Practice-Level Theories
D. Nursing Theories

19. The name for the boundaries or focus of a discipline is:
A. Imagination
B. Domain
C. Tradition
D. Value

20. The best test of any nursing theory is its usefulness in professional practice.
A. True
B. False

Chapter 2
Statement of Intent
The intent of this chapter is to offer a guide to a disciplined approach for the study of nursing
theory. A set of questions is provided intended to facilitate reflection and exploration leading to a
selection of a nursing theory for use in practice.

Chapter 2
Key Terms
Studying nursing theory

Guiding questions

Scope of nursing

Theory analysis and evaluation

Theory-based practice

Analysis and evaluation

Values and beliefs

Preparation, judgment, and justification


Nursing situation

Chapter 2
On completion of this chapter, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of guiding questions for the study of nursing theory.
2. Identify and discuss four specific issues important to nurses who consider the study of
nursing theory.

Chapter 2
Study of Theory for Nursing Practice
Importance of Guiding Questions
Guide for the Study of Nursing Theory in Practice
How is nursing conceptualized?
Is the focus stated?
What is the purpose of nursing?
What are the boundaries of nursing?
How can nursing situations be described?
What is the context of the theory development?
Who is the nurse theorist as person and as a nurse?
What are major theoretical influences on this theory?
What were major external influences on development of the theory?
Who are authoritative sources for information about development, evaluation and use of
this theory?
Who are the nursing authorities who speak about, write about, and use the
What major resources are authoritative sources on the theory?
How can the overall significance of the nursing theory be described?
What is the importance of the nursing theory over time?
What is the experience of nurses who report consistent use of the theory?
What are projected influences of the theory on nursing’s future?



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