NU 500 M2D1

Nurses’ Safety in the Hospital Environment: Evolutionary Concept Analysis

Author’s Aim and Purpose

The purpose of Park and Lee to do the concept analysis was to analyze the concept of nurse safety further. They noticed that nurse safety had become a more significant concern recently as the rate of work-related injury for nurses is higher than in other observed occupations (Park & Lee, 2016). They aimed to clarify the attributes, antecedents, consequences, and implications of nurse safety in the hospital environment.

Method of Use for Concept Analysis and Defining Attributes

In the concept analysis I have selected, the author used Rodgers’ method of evolutionary concept analysis. They used this analysis method as a way to analyze the concept of nurses’ safety within the hospital environment (Park & Lee, 2016). The defining attributes that Park and Lee (2016), found where the minimization of actual or perceived risk with nurses’ safety in the hospital environment, the nurse’s personal duties and rights, and ensuring the nurses that they were in a safe work environment.

Concept Analysis for Nursing Theory Development and Defining Nursing Concepts to Strengthen the Nursing Profession

Concept Analysis are the basic building block of nursing theory development. Concept analysis is used to help define and bring specificity to nursing theories. The benefits of concept analysis for nursing theory development is that it delivers tangible and identifiable attributes that support the theory of interest (McEwan & Wills, 2019). Nurses can base their practice on a specific nursing theory. They can use the concepts related to the theory to refine and strengthen their nursing profession.


McEwan, M., & Wills, E. M. (2019). Theoretical basis for nursing (5th ed.). [vital source]. Retrieved from!/4/2/6@0:0

Park, J., & Lee, E. (2016, September 1). Nurses’ safety in the hospital environment: Evolutionary concept analysis. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration, 22(4), 406-414.