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In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations,references, and examples that demonstrates a clear connection to the readings.

In your participation responses to your peers, comments must demonstrate thorough analysis of postings and extends meaningful discussion by building on previous postings.

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Tasks:

  1. Choose a theory that finds practical application in critical care/pediatric/psychiatric nursing and discuss the origins of the theory based on the following criteria:
    • How did the happenings of the nursing profession impact the origin of this theory?
    • What values, evidence, or existing knowledge did the theorist cite to support the theory?
    • What was the theorist’s motivation behind writing the theory?
  2. Compare the nursing philosophy of Benner and Henderson on the basis of the following criteria.
    • Main ideas of the theory
    • Main concepts
    • Relationships between concepts
    • How different concepts affect each other

Cite an example or case study from your field where both these philosophies find practical utility.