(Solution) NR501 NP Week 3: Concept Analysis

Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

  1. The worksheet should be typed, double spaced, and written in complete sentences. (Concept Analysis Worksheet) (Links to an external site.)
  2. Reference page and in-text citations must follow APA guidelines as found in the current edition of the manual.
  3. The source of the concept for this assignment must be a published nursing Non-nursing theories may not be used.
  4. A minimum of 4 (four) scholarly references must be used. Required textbooks for this course, and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may not be used as scholarly references for this assignment. A dictionary maybe used as a reference for the section titled “Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept”, but it is not counted as one of the 4 required scholarly nursing references. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided.
  5. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.
  6. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly.
  7. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  8. Please note: Do not rely on .com sites to identify the nursing theory as they do not provide accurate information in all cases.


Concept Analysis

Nursing concepts are the building blocks and foundation of nursing theories and models. The strength of the nursing theory is dictated by the quality of concept analysis (Bergdahl&Berterö,2016). Palliative care is one of the nursing concepts, falling under the category of pain. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the palliative care concept. It includes a definition and explanation of the palliative care concept, defining attributes, antecedents and consequences, model case, theoretical application, reflection, and summary.

Definition/Explanation of the selected nursing concept

Palliative care has been given a plethora of definitions. Kirkpatrick, Cantrell, and Smeltzer (2017) define palliative care as interdisciplinary medical care by physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplaincy, and other professionals to offer patients and families support and relief from suffering associated with life-threatening illnesses.  According to Wilson, Avalos, and Dowling (2016), the goals of palliative care is to reduce or prevent pain and suffering, to promote health, and to improve patients’ quality of life, irrespective of the stage of the illnesses or patients’ need for alternative therapies, including life-prolonging interventions. Palliative care is also defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as healthcare that focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with a life-threatening disease through relief or prevention of suffering (Kirkpatrick et al., 2017). This is realized through timely identifying, assessing, diagnosing, and treating any physical, psychological, and/ or spiritual problems linked to the patient’s sickness e.g. pain (Bergdahl&Berterö, 2016). Nurses play a central role in palliative care and thus need sufficient self-care and awareness, training, competency, and compassion to deliver effective and holistic care.

Three Defining attributes

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