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PART 1 DISCUSSION: Strategies for Concept Development and Analysis

As indicated in this week’s Learning Resources, concept analysis is an essential step in research and has significant implications for theory development.

Concepts may be abstract (e.g., caring) or relatively concrete (e.g., touch)—yet, in either case, the meaning of a concept depends on context. It is therefore critical to clearly define a concept that serves as a component of research or theory so that a shared language and common understanding can be developed.

For this Discussion, you will select a concept related to a practice problem of interest to you. You will then have an opportunity to explore how concept analysis applies to research involving this practice problem. Next week, you will consider how concept analysis relates to theory development.

To prepare:

Brainstorm a list of concepts you use or see in practice that pertain to a practice problem of interest to you. Then select one concept to focus on for this


Using the concept analysis strategies presented in the Learning Resources, analyze your selected concept and clarify its meaning.

With your selected concept in mind, formulate a research topic to address the related practice problem.

Post  1-2 PAGES cohesive response that addresses the following:  The article that I chose to use for this week’s discussion is about The health literacy and self-care activities, self-efficacy, and health related outcome of patients with type 2 Diabetes. (PLS USE THIS TOPIC FOR THE 2 HOME WORK PAPERS)

Identify the concept and the related practice problem that you have selected for this Discussion.

Provide a summary of your concept analysis (sharing your clarified concept) and the related research topic.

Describe the importance of this concept and research topic to nursing practice.


McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Chapter 3, “Concept Development: Clarifying Meaning of Terms”

Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

Chapter 8, “Frameworks”

Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2010). Concept analysis in healthcare research. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 17(2), 62–68.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Ekeland, E., Heian, F., Hagen, K., Abbott, H., & Nordheim, L. (2008). Exercise to improve self-esteem in children and young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1).

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Parse, R. R. (2006). Concept inventing: Continuing clarification. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(4), 289.


Assignment: Concept Analysis in the Literature

Review of research literature is a beneficial strategy that can be employed for concept analysis. In undertaking this strategy, you seek to understand how others have defined a particular concept, including the steps that have been utilized to arrive at this definition. As members of the nursing field engage in multiple concept analyses, they can begin to develop consensus for concept definitions and/or revise them as necessary.

Note: The concept and practice problem you select will be your focus next week as well, when you explore the relationship between concept analysis and theory development.

To prepare:

Select a concept related to a practice problem of interest to you. You may use the concept and practice problem you selected for the Discussion.

Using the Walden Library, find and read at least two articles that demonstrate concept analysis for your selected practice problem.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper : that summarizes the steps of the concept analysis process utilized in each article. Include in your summary the following information for each article:

What is the definition of the concept?

How could or does the definition differ from its use in nursing and health care versus in other disciplines?

What characteristics define the concept? How do these apply to nursing and clinical practice?


Your Discussion postings should be written in standard edited English and follow APA guidelines as closely as possible given the constraints of the online platform. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Initial postings must be 250–350 words (not including references).