Using the theory of unpleasant symptoms as a guide, what would you look for in an assessment tool for patient symptoms?
· Historical Background
· The Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms
· Description of the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms
· Models That Expand or Modify the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms
· Assessment of Symptoms
· Instruments Used in Empirical Testing
By the end of this lesson, the learner will:
· Analyze the historical background of unpleasant symptoms
· Evaluate the use the theory of unpleasant symptoms in nursing research
· Evaluate the use of the unpleasant symptoms theory in nursing practice
Student Learning Outcomes (Outcomes 1, 2, 4)
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
· Critically analyze the philosophical underpinnings of nursing theories.
· Critique nursing’s conceptual models, grand theories, and mid-range theories.
· Construct a nursing theory that represent current professional nursing practice
End of Program Outcomes:
· Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of care to clients across diverse healthcare settings
· Analyze quality initiatives to improve health outcomes across the continuum of care
· Apply practice guidelines to improve practice and health outcomes
· Relate knowledge of illness and disease management to providing evidence-based care to clients, communities, and vulnerable populations in an evolving healthcare delivery system.