Title

Demystifying Nursing Theory: A Christian Nursing Perspective

Document Type

Article

Abstract

How does nursing theory apply to nursing practice? Nursing theory can explain the why and how of nursing practice, guide nursing interventions, and provide a framework for measuring outcomes. This article briefly explains nursing theory, provides examples for applying theory to nursing practice, and proposes questions for examining the consistency of nursing theories with Christian perspectives. A helpful table illustrating grand, middle-range, and situation-specific theories and their application to nursing practice and research, along with references, is provided online as supplemental digital content. Three caring theories are analyzed from biblical beliefs.

Department(s)

Nursing

Publication Title

Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship

Volume

34

Issue

2

First Page

102

Last Page

107

Publication Date

4-1-2017

DOI

10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000375

ISSN

07432550

PubMed ID

28257353

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