Introduction to Barrett Power Theory

Week 14 Weekly Reading and Discussion Post

Week 14 Assignments

Please read chapters 29, 30, and 31 in your Smith & Parker(2014) textbook. Additionally, please review the supplemental links provided below. Utilize this time to become familiar with the presented theorists and think who their framework models will apply to our current nursing environment.


Chapter 29

Video Link

Introduction to Barrett Power Theory

Article Link/Weblink

Chapter 30

Video Link

Part 1 of 2: Marlaine Smith, Co-Editor of Caring in Nursing Classics, Discusses Her Book

Part 2 of 2: Marlaine Smith Discusses the Evolution of Caring Science

Article Link

Caring science and the science of unitary human beings: A trans-theoretical discourse for nursing knowledge development

Chapter 31

Video Link

Theory of Caring: Kristen M. Swanson

Article/Web Link

Swanson Theory of Caring

Discussion Question #8 Initial Due Date Wednesday 08/05/2020 by 11:59 PM

Respond to two peers on two different days by Saturday, 08/05/2020 by 11:59 PM.

After reviewing the three nursing theorists this week in chapters 29, 30, and 31, reflect upon the events that are taking place in health care today (Covid-19 Pandemic).

1. Which theorist would you select to construct a framework for care of your staff and patients?

2. Please explain why with two bulleted examples.

***Think about some of the concepts involved. Examples include fear, isolation, family separation, being pregnant and exposed to the virus, psychological issues, guilt, impacted care standards.

Please remember to post your original response, followed by two separate responses to your colleagues on separate days. Remember your citations and follow the course grading rubric. I am thanking everyone in advance for their outstanding work as always.