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Concept Analysis in Nursing: Concept Analysis Assignment

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What is Concept Analysis?

"Concept analysis is an important beginning step in the process of theory development to create a conceptual definition. It is crucial that concepts are clearly defined within the conceptual model or framework to reduce ambiguity in the given concept or set of concepts." (p. 37).
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Alligood, M. R. (2018). Nursing theorists and their work (9e.). Elsevier.

Concept Analysis Assignment

A concept is usually one or two words that convey meaning, understanding or feelings between or among individuals within a same discipline. It is a measurable variable in a theory or conceptual model.  Concepts are the building blocks of theories.  They can be concrete or abstract and serve to classify the phenomena of interest (Alligood, 2018).

A concept analysis is an exercise designed to make the nursing student as familiar as possible with a concept. It is an important step in communicating meaning, understanding and feelings.

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