The purpose of Module C-Part II is to allow students an opportunity to assess an existing hospital or clinical policy/protocol by using an existing nursing theory. This short assignment is completed using the Module C Part II template with an emphasis of incorporating nursing theory into protocols/policies existing within facilities.
Evaluate a patient-centered clinical protocol or policy using evidence-based practice and a nursing theory.
Describe relevant theories that support inter-professional collaborative practice.
Examine a patient centered protocol/policy at the facility where you practice that incorporates
evidence-based practice and possibly a theoretical framework (theory of nursing). This is an assignment that is contained within a template format( see red template attachment above).
We strongly discourage students from using Nightingale as well as Henderson’s theories for this assignment. For this to be meaningful and useful in your clinical settings, we want you to use a contemporary nursing theory. Your textbook has many to choose from!
Questions for Consideration: Answer these within the template in the designated columns of the assignment.
A. Does this sample policy incorporate a theoretical framework (nursing theory)?
B If so, which one? Is it appropriated applied? Could it be improved? 100 words minimum.These two questions are clearly answered: Why is this a good choice of theory? How does the theory apply to this policy?
C. If not, what ONE nursing theory could be incorporated and why? 100 words minimum. These two questions are clearly answered: Why is this a good choice of theory? How does the theory apply to this policy?
D. How would you re-write this policy/protocol using ONE nursing theory (either the same one only with stronger influence (if one is present), or a different one, if one is present) or the one suggested in part C if not present currently? Focus on incorporating 3 specific theory concepts/terms/phrases into the policy. Make changes directly into the policy as noted in the template. Any nursing theory concept/term/phrase added needs to be cited, briefly defined and clearly highlighted. To do this thoroughly, we are looking for 70 words minimum with rationale as to why you are adding this specific section. You will do this twice, in two different sections of the chosen policy, and as noted in the template.