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Question 1. Debate the utility of the knowledge of nursing theories and associated theoretical concepts in the process of assessing patient’s needs and implementing appropriate care.
Question 2. Analyze the effectiveness of contemporary nursing theories in relation to your healthcare setting and comment whether theories shape your practice.
Question 3. Theory critique and development serve as the underpinning for the progress of professional nursing. Justify.
Question 4. Do you think that theories need to be further operationalized and simplified so as to make them more usable and applicable to clinical settings? Substantiate your viewpoint with appropriate examples.