NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment

 NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment

This discussion provides an opportunity to start this assignment. Select a nursing concept, supported by a nursing theory, and address the following components included in a concept analysis:

  • Definition of concept
  • Identification of three attributes of the concept
  • Description of one antecedent and one consequence of the concept
  • Identification of two empirical referents
  • Brief explanation of theoretical applications of the concept (How is the concept relevant to a nursing theory?)


This information does not have to be comprehensive but provides a foundation to the upcoming assignment. Be sure to include scholarly references. NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment

WEEK 3 THEORY 1) Select a concept; 2) determine the purposes of the analysis; 3) identify all uses of the concept; 4) define attributes; 5) identify a model case of the concept; 6) identify consequences of the concept; and 7) identify empirical referents of the concept (Walker & Avant, 2010). SELF-CARE, SELF-EFFICACY, SELF-MANAGEMENT Professor and class, The concept I have chosen for my analysis in week 4 is self-care. I am not sure if I have placed each piece in the right section so I would appreciate any feedback. NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment. Aim of the Analysis The aim of this analysis is to understand the concept of self-care that is frequently used synonymously with self-care-management, self-monitoring, and self-efficacy in relation to patients with diabetes (Richard & Shea, 2011). Each step of the eight step framework provided by Walker and Avant (2005) will be used. Uses of the Concept The simplest definition of self-care is the individual’s ability to perform activities necessary for life, health, and well-being. This concept has been used in nursing by Dorthea Orem in her Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) as well as many other disciplines. Psychology has labeled this concept self-efficacy and includes the patient’s willingness along with confidence to do life-sustaining activities in their definition of self-care. NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment

Review of the Literature

The authors Stupiansky, Hanna, Slaven, Weaver, and Fortenberry (2013) state that self- efficacy is an important piece in the management of type 1 diabetics (T1DM). They use the term “diabetes-specific self-efficacy” and “impulse control” to describe this concept of self-care. Defining Attributes Patients who succeed at self-care have the ability to delay gratification and those who do not may be impulsive (Stupiansky, Hanna, Slaven, Weaver, & Fortenberry, 2013). Those diabetics who are impulsive are have heightened reactivity. This can cause a young college student with T1DM may get distracted at a party and forget to monitor his blood sugar. NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment. Cases A nursing intervention to increase self-care capacity is education. In a study by Kaur (2014) many of the diabetics had a lack of knowledge about diet requirements, exercise, medication management, and complications arising from their illness. By providing education the researchers decreased the knowledge deficit and improved patients’ confidence to perform self-care activities. A Model Case Related Case Contrary Case Decreasing self-care deficits by increasing knowledge does not always increase self-care activities. An additional piece of motivation is needed. Motivational interviewing can help with the motivation. NR501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis Assignment