• Reflect on the information presented in this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on the development and use of middle range theories in nursing practice and research.
• Search the Walden Library and other scholarly databases looking for examples of the development, analysis, or use of middle range theories in clinical practice.
• Determine current trends in the development and use of middle range theories in nursing practice and research.
• Consider how the development of new middle range theories advances nursing as a science.
1) How does middle range theory illuminate concepts in health and health care delivery?
2) What do you see as your particular role in developing (or evaluating) middle range theories?
3) Why might that be important to advancing nursing science and improving clinical practice?