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What are your thoughts regarding the suitability of providing nursing care that relies on the use of borrowed theories?

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What are your thoughts regarding the suitability of providing nursing care that relies on the use of borrowed theories?

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This was covered somewhat in our last discussion. Since it is controversial, there are no right or wrong answers. Where do you sit with this? If this is an essay assignment, you will need to choose a position and use research to argue your chosen position. For example, if you decide to argue that the use of borrowed theories is suitable when the theory is clearly application to the nursing profession, then you would look for supporting arguments to back your thesis statement.

For example, since nursing is considered client centered, and client centered theories from the behavioral sciences could be suitable for guiding clinical behavior and practice in ways that are client centered. Another main component of nursing is caring, so any scientific theory about caring would be suitable to guide nursing caring behavior. This then becomes part of the emerging paradigm of nursing.

However, once these theories are identified as ...

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