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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).
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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