<![CDATA[PURPOSE: It is important to understand how middle-range theory can help you in your everyday environment as a nurse. In the previous assignment, you identified a practical problem that emerged from the evidence in the extant literature or professional practice. In this assignment, you will explore and apply middle-range theory to solve the specific problem that you identified in the previous assignment. DIRECTIONS: Consider the problem that you described in the previous assignment and the instructor feedback about that assignment. Write a paper (1,000 to 1,500 words) that describes how middle-range theory can be applied to the identified problem. The paper should include the following:
- A brief summary of the problem.
- A description of a middle-range theory that could be applied to the problem. Is this middle-range theory appropriate to your identified problem?
- A brief discussion of the middle-range theory’s origins.
- A discussion of how the middle-range theory has been previously applied.
- A discussion of the application of the middle-range theory to the identified problem. How would your practice change by incorporating this theory?