Boykin and Schoenhofer’s theory of nursing
NOTE: An abstract is not required
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(Introduction – not labeled ‘Introduction’) Introduce the theory and identify the appropriate
paradigm (if applicable) that it represents. Provide your rationale for selecting the theory, and
provide the purpose of the paper and a preview of what the paper will include.
Description of the Theory
Remember to use the MEAL plan to organize your paragraphs. Start with your Main point and follow with
Evidence, Analysis and Links.
Purpose of Theory
Theories are created to explain observations and may later be tested through research. What is
the specific purpose of your chosen theory?
Concepts and Definitions
Identify the major concepts of the theory and define these concepts as they are defined in the
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