Describe the following concepts: Theory development, metatheory, grand theory, metaparadigm, conceptual models.
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1. Describe the following concepts: Theory development, metatheory, grand theory, metaparadigm, conceptual models.
a. Theory development. Nursing theory development is characterized by nursing's unique perspective: a distinct focus of the discipline of nursing. Nursing theory development has been related to borrowed or shared theories from or with other disciplines such as anthropology, education, sociology, and psychology (http://www.uff.br/nepae/objn102sousaetal.htm).
Nursing theories have a varying number of components constituting models, grand theory, or metatheory (http://www.nursing.gr/theory/theory.html,, attached for convenience).
b. Metatheory and Grand theory:
According to one source, the nursing profession recognized four levels of theory, including: metatheory, grand theory, middle range theory, and practice theory. (http://www.nursing.gr/theory/theory.html).
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