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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.