Concept Analysis in the Comfort Theory

Concept analysis is an approach used to clarify the meanings of terms and to define terms (concepts) so that writers and readers share a common language. Concept analysis should be conducted when concepts require further clarification or development. A method commonly seen is the Walker and Avant method. Take a single concept from your theory you have presented and conduct a concept analysis using the eight steps as outlined by Walker and Avant and used in the Dugger article. 1-3 pages, address each of the steps in the amount needed to discuss each item. Select a concept. Determine the aims of the concept. Identify all uses of the concept possible. Determine the defining attributes. Identify model case. Identify borderline, related, contrary, invented, and illegitimate cases. Identify antecedents and consequences. Define empirical referents. Walker, L.O., & Avant, K., (2005). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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