# • What is the purpose of the theory? (describe, explain,

Assignment: Synthesized Theory Evaluation PresentationPurpose: To describe, analyze, and evaluate a theory as a foundation for nursing research.Course objective: Analyze the relationship between theory, practice, and research.Directions: Choose a theory and use this synthesized method (McEwen & Wills, 2007) to evaluate it. Construct your PowerPoint slides using this outline. All components of the outline must be addressed. Limit the number of slides to 12 consisting of a title slide, theory description, theory analysis, theory diagram, theory evaluation, and selected references.Construct your PowerPoint slides, using Microsoft PowerPoint software, according to this outline and mindful of the Dos and Don’ts for PPT presentation. The slide presentation must be limited to 7 slides.The presentation content must be an evaluation of a theory, not the report of a research project that used the theory as the theoretical framework.Theory Description• What is the purpose of the theory? (describe, explain, predict, prescribe)•What is the scope or level of the theory? (grand, middle range, practice)•What are the origins of the theory?•What are the major concepts?•Is the context for use described?Theory Analysis•Are the concepts theoretically and operationally defined?•Are statements theoretically and operationally defined?•Is the theory logically organized?•Is there a model/diagram? Does the model contribute to clarifying the theory?Theory Evaluation•Is the theory congruent with current nursing standards?•Is the theory congruent with current nursing interventions or therapeutics?•Has the theory been tested empirically? Is it supported by research? Does it appear to be accurate/valid?•Is the theory socially relevant?•Is the theory relevant cross-culturally?•Does the theory contribute to the discipline of nursing?•What are implications for nursing practice?McEwen, M., & Wills, E.M. (2007). Theoretical basis for nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.NB: the theory that I suggest you to choose is: Marlaine Smith’s theory of unitary caring.So basically a quick summary of the assignment is: to choose Marlaine Smith’s theory and develop it according to theory description, analysis, and evaluation questions but in PPT presentation.

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