Benchmark Assignment: Applying Theory to a Practice Problem: Part 3: Application of Borrowed Theory to Problem and Conclusion
It is important to understand how borrowed theory can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment, you identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant literature or professional practice, and you explored how middle-range theory could be applied to solve the problem. In this assignment, you will explore and apply borrowed theory to solve the specific problem that you identified previously, and you will synthesize the applications of the middle-range theory and the borrowed theory into the most appropriate solution to the problem.
Consider the problem that you described in the previous assignments and the instructor feedback about those assignments.
Write a paper (1,700 words) that describes how borrowed theory can be applied to the identified problem. The paper should include the following:
A brief summary of the problem including the potential middle-range theory that could be applied.
A description of a borrowed theory that could be applied to the problem. Is this borrowed theory appropriate to your identified problem?
A brief history of the borrowed theory’s origins.
A discussion of how the borrowed theory has been previously applied.
A discussion of the application of the borrowed theory to the identified problem. How would your practice change by incorporating this theory?
A discussion of how application of both the borrowed theory and the middle-range theory can be integrated to create the most appropriate solution to the identified problem.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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A summary of the problem including the potential middle-range theory that could be applied is thoroughly presented with rich detail and includes all necessary elements. 5%
A description of a borrowed theory that could be applied to the problem is thoroughly presented with rich detail and includes all necessary elements.5%
15% A history of the borrowed theory’s origins is present, thorough, and well-detailed. The description is well supported with current and/or seminal research
15% A discussion of how the borrowed theory has been previously applied is present, thorough, and well-detailed. The description is well supported with current and/or seminal research
15% A discussion of the application of the borrowed theory to the identified problem is present, thorough, and well-detailed. The description is well supported with current and/or seminal research
15% A discussion of the integration of the borrowed theory and the middle-range theory is present, thorough, and well-detailed. The description is well supported with current and/or seminal research.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose
5.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
8% Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Application of Middle-Range Theory to ProbleM
Name: Ngulefac Richard Achaleke
Influenza is a very common disease that needs attention in the medical field. Mandatory immunization of HCP against influenza is an area that have been severally covered in the current literature. I have also experienced this practice in the course of my nursing professional practice. Ultimately, this paper concludes in line influenza vaccination policy among HCP.
The mortality rate of influenza victims continues to rise especially during the influenza pandemic. For instance there were a considerable number of people who died because of influenza and especially the Spanish flu that claimed the life of 20million people. Therefore, there is a great need to create influenza awareness and find remedies to address this problem. One way is to introduce mandatory health care personnel vaccination against influenza. Mandatory care personnel vaccination against influenza is a problem that needs to be addressed to ensure that it is implemented and well established in healthcare setting (Goldsmith, 2011).
Middle-range theories are made up of an inadequate number of ideas and proposal that are written at a comparatively tangible and precise level. Middle-range theories are created or tested by researching, and they are used as the confirmation for practice activities, such as evaluation and involvement. To be precise, middle range theories are the theories that lie between the trivial but essential working proposition that develop a number of research and the comprehensive methodical efforts to expand integrated theory that will clarify all the experiential uniformities of social behavior, organization and social change (Roy & Roy Adaptation Association, 2014).
One theory that could be used to address the above named problems is the intellectual capital theory. This theory is essential since it is able to provide conceptualization of the knowledge available within an organization and it explains the potential mechanisms that are responsible for the impact of that particular knowledge on the patient as well as the organization outcomes. The intellectual capital theory is a middle range theory since it has a limited number of concepts and propositions and it can be measured and tested in different context. The theory does propose meaningful interrelationships among characteristics within the work environment quality of patient care included (Meleis, 2010).
This theory emerged in the past decade and it was as a response to the ever growing realization of the importance of information and knowledge. The theory was conceptualized when the ideas of knowledge management and human capital became important part of organization discussion.
Intellectual capital theory has been used in different fields and especially the nursing field to conceptualize the source of nursing knowledge available within an organization and it also defines its relationship to patient and organization outcome. This theory has been very essential especially when it comes to guiding research on quality work environments and how such environment assists the administrative decision making to nursing human resource management and the continuing professional development (Roy & Roy Adaptation Association, 2014).
Therefore, the intellectual impact theory can be applied on the mandatory health care personnel vaccination against influenza. The theory will be able to be applied on the identified problem since it offers a conceptualization of the knowledge available within an organization and it explains the potential mechanisms that are responsible for the impact of that particular knowledge on the patient as well as the organization outcomes. Influenza as mentioned above has been the cause of great worry since it can even lead to death. This means that there is a need to gather more information on influenza and use this knowledge to find tangible solutions. Intellectual capital theory could greatly impact on the mandatory health care personnel vaccination against influenza .it will not only provide the needed information but it will also provide the theoretical framework and the practical means of how the mandatory health care personnel vaccination against influenza will be administered (Meleis, 2010). Through the intellectual capital theory the provided information on influenza will be tested and verified to ensure that the above named remedy is well utilized to combat influenza deaths and pandemics.
By incorporating intellectual capital theory on mandatory health care personnel vaccination against influenza the health organization will be assisted in the following ways. the doctors and the service providers will be made aware of the influenza its causes, symptoms, how it is treated, and curative and preventive measures among others. Most importantly, the service providers will be given tangible information on how to go about caring for people with influenza and also how to tackle the influenza pandemic. Furthermore, this theory will give comprehensive details on how to vaccinate against influenza. It is well put that influenza kills in millions and it is very hard to prevent its outbreak. Therefore, using intellectual capital theory will be of great importance since it will be giving some guidelines and policies on the already identified problem. Vaccination is the way to go when it comes to something that could bring so much problem and challenges in future. Intellectual capital theory will guide research pertaining to influenza and it will provide the much needed information about it. This way it will help to facilitate the combination of medication that could be used in vaccination to ensure that the influenza problem does not in any way cause havoc in the world (Goldsmith, 2011). This way quality environment will be created where influenza will become a history using the intellectual capital theory. It can be rare to find a study discussing health ailments without mentioning influenza or anything related to this disease. This paper also reviewed influenza statistics to indicate the need to adopt countermeasures of curbing influenza
Goldsmith, C. (2011). Influenza. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books.
Meleis, A. I. (2010). Transitions theory: Middle-range and situation-specific theories in nursing research and practice. New York: Springer Pub. Co.
Roy, C., & Roy Adaptation Association. (2014). Generating middle range theory: From evidence to practice. New York: Springer Pub.