NU 500 WK 4 Assignment

Question 1

From the Chinn and Kramer reading, define emancipatory knowing, emancipatory knowledge and praxis. How does each of these elements relate to and build upon the other? Provide an example of praxis in the patient care environment.

Question 2

McEwen and Wills discuss the difference between science and philosophy. Identify three characteristics of science, and three characteristics of philosophy. How do science and philosophy complement each other in nursing theory?

Question 3

Match the following terms to the correct definitions


Taxonomy A.The study of existence and the nature of realityB.The most complex type of concept. Comprised of more than one concept and built to fit a purposeC.A classification scheme for defining or gathering various phenomena. Range in complexity from simple dichotomies to complicated hierarchical structuresD.Elements or components of a phenomenon necessary to understand the phenomenon. They are abstract and derived from impression the human mind receives from sensing the environment.

Question 4

Based on McEwen and Wills, what are the four requirements for a metaparadigm.

Question 5

As discussed during the module 3 lecture, according to Peplau there are 3 phases to the nurse patient relationship:

Peplau stated relationships are characterized by “personalities, moods, concerns, needs, personal values and views which a person brings into each interpersonal encounter” (1994). Understanding these elements and addressing them in the nursing process will ensure a greater likelihood of therapeutic interaction. Select one of the phases of Peplau’s theory. Explain how this phase can be supported by evidence based practice. Provide an example of how this element of theory has been researched and applied by nurses, and how you can apply it in your own practice environment.

*Essay needs to be 500-750 words and include referenced support.

Question 6

Nursing managers are often faced with the challenge of motivating their staff. Consider the following example:

John is a nurse who has been working on your department for nine months. He is currently half way through a mandatory six month night rotation. Last week you overheard him complaining in the hallway that he was unhappy with night shift, found it boring and had a hard time staying awake. He made one medication error a week ago which he immediately brought to the nursing supervisor’s attention and the patient was not harmed. You are concerned that his attitude made bring down the morale of other staff members and possibly affect his ability to provide patient care.

Select one of the following motivational theories. Explain the theoretical background of the theory and how it relates to nursing management. Explain how you would apply the theory to John.

Achievement-motivation theory

Expectancy Theory

Equity Theory

*Essay needs to be 500-750 words and include referenced support

Question 7

Describe 2 strategies for becoming a transformational leader.

Question 8

How do you envision conceptual knowledge, theory and the practical elements of nursing care interfacing in your practice? List at list at least one theory or theorist that you feel best embodies effective application of theory in practice.

Question 9

Based on week 3’s supplemental activity link, what are some core components of ANCC’s magnet status program for nursing.

Question 10

Provide an in-depth explanation the nursing theory you like best. Why is it your favorite?