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Many sources exist that are triggers for theory development through the study of concepts and their related propositions. One such trigger is the research process, which, while it answers many questions, generates others based on research outcomes. Identify some possible questions for research study, the answers to which would serve to generate theory.
Choose a theory that finds practical application in critical care/pediatric/psychiatric nursing and discuss the origins of the theory based on the following criteria:
- How did the happenings of the nursing profession impact the origin of this theory?
- What values, evidence, or existing knowledge did the theorist cite to support the theory?
- What was the theorist???s motivation behind writing the theory?
Compare the nursing philosophy of Benner and Henderson on the basis of the following criteria.
- Main ideas of the theory
- Main concepts
- Relationships between concepts
- How different concepts affect each other
Cite an example or case study from your field where both these philosophies find practical utility.