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FNP Theory

Chinn and Kramer

Mental image derived largely from indirect evidence that is not easily presented by a specific empiric indicator Abstract Concept
Useful for questioning and clarifying the degree to which concepts have indicators in observable reality and how attainable the outcomes, goals, and purposes of the theory are Accessibility
Discursive representation of meaning for expressions of aesthetic knowledge Aesthetic Criticism
Perception of deep meanings that call forth inner creative resources that transform experience into what is not yet real but possible; integrated into practice as transformative art/acts Aesthetics
Deals with a narrow scope of phenomena Atomistic Theory
Premise type in deductive logic relatively firm Axiom
Process that involves a deliberate focus on inner feelings, perceptions, and experiences and that involves contemplation and introspection to form deep inner personal meaning from life experiences Centering
Useful for questioning and understanding the degree to which a theory is semantically and structurally lucid and consistent Clarity
Components include purpose, concepts, definitions, relationships, structure, and assumptions Components of Theory
Derived from premises in deductive logic system; may take the form of theorem or hypothesis Conclusions
In qualitative research, process of establishing the validity of empiric theory and research Confirmation
Form of formal expression of emancipatory knowledge Critical Analysis
Combining of qualitative and quantitative approaches to date collection to reduce bias Critical Multiplism
A process of uncovering hidden and oppressive assumptions, ideologies, and frames of reference within text Deconstruction
Form of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific Deduction
Process of making things visible, especially oppressive social practices Demystification
Interconnected systems or patterns of language, symbols, and human communications that create meanings and behavior Discourse
Focuses on understanding patterns of language and symbolic systems of communication such as TV, artwork, ads Discourse Analysis
Pattern of knowing that makes social and structural change possible; utilizes praxis Emancipatory Knowing
Value-motivated and constant reflection and action to transform the world; fundamental principle of emancipatory knowing Praxis
Focused on the use of sensory experience for creation of mediated knowledge expressions Empirics
Growing capacity to exercise will, have voices heard, and claim full human potential Empowerment
Process of imagining forms, ways of being, actions, and outcomes Envisioning
Pertaining to the "stem" of basis of knowledge; how knowledge is created Epistemology
Grounded in integration of patient preferences, sound nurse clinical judgement, best research evidence, and health care context Evidence-based Nursing Practice
Trait of theory useful for questioning, clarifying, and understanding range of phenomena Generality
Theory that deals with broad goals and concepts that represent total range of phenomena concern within a disciple; imply macro, molar, and wholistic theory Grand Theory
Generated from inductive research processes and where source of data is empiric evidence Grounded Theory
Interconnected network of dominant views, values, assumptions, ideologies, and patterns of thought that benefit privileged groups Hegemony
Inquiry approach for interpreting text that considers the historical situation Hermeneutic Inquiry
Ideals and values that dominate the discourses of culture or society that are often unfair and unjust and typically go unquestioned Ideology
Form of reasoning that moves from the specific to the general Induction
Theory that deals with broad scope of phenomena Macro Theory
Formal expression of emancipatory knowledge; action oriented and impassioned portrayals of that which is problematic, description of envisioned ideals, and action required for change Manifesto
Theory of the nature of theory and the processes for its development Metatheory
Language that transcends other language Metalanguage
The worship of methodology in research; adherence of rules of method without regard to value or utility of methodology for answering questions of importance Methodolotry
Theory that is narrow in scope Micro Theory
Embodies concepts, relationships, and purposes that reflect limited aspects of broad phenomena; more easily linked to perceptible events and situations Middle-Range Theory
Rise of traditional science with focus on objectivism and reliance on reason for creation of knowledge Modernism
Use of many voices for methods, data sources, and interpretations in research and knowledge development Multivocality
Focuses on interrelationships among elements in story; typically chronologically Narrative Analysis
Pertaining to ways of being in the world; perspectives on existence and experience of being Ontology
Worldview or overarching frame of reference directing knowledge development Paradigm
Trait of theory that incorporates both simplicity and generality Parsimony
Used in deductive logic for forming a conclusion; example is hypothesis Premises
Philosophic stance that the whole can be partitioned and understood through generalizations that are made from a study of the parts Reductionism
Criterion for authentication of emancipatory knowledge; reduction of conditions that create a disadvantage for some and advantage for others Social Equity
Cluster around a concept that is of interest to nursing such as pain alleviation or fatigue Substantive Middle-Range Theory
Criterion for authenticity of emancipatory knowledge; establishes how well the envisioned and implemented social change survives and thrives Sustainability
Research designed to move evidence into the clinical area by evaluating outcomes in the practice setting Translational Research
Auumption that the whole is greater that the sum of its parts; may be used to imply macro or grand theory Wholistic Theory
Structured knowledge that is used by members of a discipline to guide their practice or work; consists of metaparadigm, world view, and paradigm Body of Knowledge
Represents the worldview of a discipline ; consists of central concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing Metaparadigm
Aka philosophy and refers to particular social or cultural groups outlook on and beliefs about its world World View
Aka conceptual model; informs a discipline on how to interpret subject matter of concern. ` Paradigm
A set of abstract and general concepts and propositions that integrate those concepts into a meaningful configuration Conceptual Model
A creative and rigorous structuring of ideas that project a tentative, purposeful, and systematic view of phenomenon Theory
Broadest in scope, less abstract than conceptual models; ex Leininger's Newman's, and Parse's theory Grand Theory
Narrower in scope and relate to limited aspect of the real world. Ex Mishel's and Bradens Middle Range Theory
How we measure the concept; Ex; Rosenberg's Empirical Indicator
Aka concept; theoretical dimension represented in the real world by one or more variables Construct
Idea or complex mental image of phenomena (object, event, property); building blocks of theory Concept
Way of reasoning which generally involves moving from the general to the specific. A=B C=A so C=B Eduction
Generated by hypothesis testing that can be observed through the senses Empirics
The art or act of nursing; pattern of knowing by Carper Aesthetics
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