Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories, and Practice discusses the theory-practice gap in detail in many chapters. As you’ve read throughout the course, there is ongoing discussion about the connection between theory and practice, and the application in day-to-day nursing activities. This assignment is designed to illustrate that although there may be a gap, other factors play an important role in decision-making and each aspect of theory, research, and practice experience are integral to well-rounded patient care.
Review Figure 1.4 Correlation: education, science and practice.
Think of a scenario in which theory, research, and practice interact to create good patient outcomes.
Create a visual representation of the theory-practice relationship or gap by replacing the text in the Theory-Practice Gap diagram template.
Write a minimum of 525- to 700-word narrative explanation of your visual representation following the diagram.
• Describe the chosen theory, research, and practice guideline or standard.
• Explain the relationship between the three and discuss the role each plays in quality patient care in the scenario.
• Explain any gaps, such as a lack of research, no practice standard, or no useable theory.
• Determine the best course of action for making decisions in the absence of one aspect.