To do this you need to examine models and theories of nursing. . For the first part of this assignment you will be asked to look at 3 models and theories, and using an evidence-base, draw out the strengths and weaknesses of each. While some of what you present needs to be descriptive, it is important to demonstrate critical thinking and skills of analysis.
In addition you will be asked to apply one model or theory to your own area of practice using a case study approach. In order that the reader can understand the background to the case study it may be useful to write this briefly within an appendix. Again by using an evidence-base (some of which you will have found in the first part of the essay), apply a rationale for choosing this model to your own area of practice. As well as evidence-based material, you can use your own reflective account of why you think/feel that this model would be most appropriate. It is important that within your essay you make it transparent what is your own opinion and what is coming from the literature evidence.
14. Assessment criteria
This essay should cover learning outcomes below. To be deemed ‘satisfactory’ you should:
o Discuss at least 3 different models and /or theories, providing an overview of strengths and weakness of each
o Provide an evidence-based rationale for the application of one of these models/theories to own area of practice.
o Cite appropriate literature correctly.