Application of Middle Range Theories in Nursing At one time, nursing was an considered a largely experiential field. Nurses were not “educated;” rather, they were “trained” to perform relatively basic healthcare functions to support the skilled actions of the physicians with whom they worked. Since the origins of the profession, nursing has evolved. The profession has gradually become more evidence based in nature, resulting in the development of a series of increasingly complex theoretical models that focus on creating a body of empirical literature. This body of literature, beginning with the broad spectrum of grand theory and continuing through to those with the most narrow of focus, the practice theory. The middle range theories, which...The end:
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