Apr 6, '07
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
grand theories are broad and abstract and do not easily lend themselves to application or testing; they are global ideas.
mid-range theories are moderately abstract and inclusive but are composed of concepts and propositions that are measurable.
practice theories are used in everyday situations: outline nursing practice objectives and describe nursing care activities to be performed to meet those objectives ----- i.e. care plans!!
these links should help you:
nursing theory page: mid-range theorythis triad of research-theory-practice helps to close both the theory-practice ... of grand theories is to act as a source for mid-range theory development. ...
formulating nursing theory
the third level of nursing theory, grand theory, emphasizes a global viewpoint with a board perspective of nursing practice, and a distinct nursing ...
mid-range is very useful in nursing research and practice. theory concepts include huth and moore’s pain management (children); barnard’s child interaction; ...
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 6, '07