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Keywords

beliefs, caring, Christian worldview, nursing practice, nursing research, nursing theory

 

Authors

  1. Schaffer, Marjorie A.
  2. Sandau, Kristin
  3. Missal, Bernita

Abstract

ABSTRACT: How does nursing theory apply to nursing practice? Nursing theory can explain the why and how of nursing practice, guide nursing interventions, and provide a framework for measuring outcomes. This article briefly explains nursing theory, provides examples for applying theory to nursing practice, and proposes questions for examining the consistency of nursing theories with Christian perspectives. A helpful table illustrating grand, middle-range, and situation-specific theories and their application to nursing practice and research, along with references, is provided online as supplemental digital content. Three caring theories are analyzed from biblical beliefs.