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Choose a middle-range theory or grand theory that, in your opinion, can be applied to research. What are the assumptions underpinning this theory? Discuss how this theory finds application in research.
Choose a middle-range theory or grand theory that, in your opinion, can be applied to practice. What are the assumptions underpinning this theory? Discuss how this theory finds application in your area of practice.
Identify a situation or circumstance in your practice setting where a concept from a healthcare theory is manifested. Evaluate the effectiveness of the chosen theory in that situation or circumstance. How will you apply this theory in other areas of your practice? Discuss its relevance to research.