Interdisciplinary Theory Evaluation
This Assignment, due in Week 10, asks you to evaluate two middle range or interdisciplinary theories and apply those theories to a clinical practice problem. You will also create a hypothesis based upon each theory for an evidence-based practice project to resolve a clinical problem.
Note: This Assigment will serve as your Major Assessment for this course.
- Review strategies for evaluating theory presented by Fawcett and Garity in this week’s Learning Resources.
- Select a clinical practice problem that can be addressed through an evidence-based practice project. Note: You may continue to use the same practice problem you have been addressing in earlier Discussions and in Week 7 Assignment 1.
- Consider the middle range theories presented this week, and determine if one of those theories could provide a framework for exploring your clinical practice problem. If one or two middle range theories seem appropriate, begin evaluating the theory from the context of your practice problem.
- Formulate a preliminary clinical/practice research question that addresses your practice problem. If appropriate, you may use the same research question you formulated for Assignment #4.
In a 8- to 10-page paper (including references):
- Briefly describe your selected clinical practice problem.
- Summarize the two selected theories. Both may be middle range theories or interdisciplinary theories, or you may select one from each category.
- Evaluate both theories using the evaluation criteria provided in the Learning Resources.
- Determine which theory is most appropriate for addressing your clinical practice problem. Summarize why you selected the theory. Using the propositions of that theory, refine your clinical / practice research question.
See attach problem attached in the matrix form for quick reference