Learning Resources Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus. Required Readin

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

McEwin, M., & Wills, E. M. (2019). Theoretical basis for nursing. (5th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

  • Chapter 15, “Theories From the Biomedical Sciences”

Chapter 15 highlights some of the most commonly used theories and principles from the biomedical sciences and illustrates how they are applied to studies conducted by nurses and in nursing practice.

  • Chapter 17, “Theories, Models, and Frameworks From Leadership and Management”

Chapter 17 presents leadership and management theories utilized in advanced nursing practice.

Shankel, E. C. & Wofford, L. G. (2016). Symptom management theory as a clinical practice model for symptom telemonitoring in chronic disease. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 10(1), 31-38.

This article describes the use of the middle range theory of symptom management in chronic disease management as a model to improve outcomes and lower costs.

Frazier, L., Wung, S., Sparks, E., & Eastwood, C. (2009). Cardiovascular nursing on human genomics: What do cardiovascular nurses need to know about congestive heart failure? Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(3), 80-85.

This article discusses current genetics research on the main causes of heart failure.

Mahon, S. M. (2009). Cancer Genomics: Cancer genomics: Advocating for competent care for families. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(4), 373-376.

This article advocates for nurses to stay abreast of the rapid changes in cancer prevention research and its application to clinical practice.

Mayer, K. H., Venkatesh, K. K. (2010). Antiretroviral therapy as HIV prevention: Status and prospects. American Journal of Public Health, 100(10), 1867-1876. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.184796

This article provides an in-depth examination of potential HIV transmission prevention.

Pestka, E. L., Burbank, K. F., & Junglen, L. M. (2010). Improving nursing practice with genomics. Nursing Management, 41(3), 40–44. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000369499.99852.c3 

This article provides an overview of genomics and how nurses can apply it in practice.

Yao, L., & Algase, D. (2008). Emotional intervention strategies for dementia-related behavior: A theory synthesis. The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(2), 106-115.

This article discusses a new model that was developed from empirical and theoretical evidence to examine intervention strategies for patients with dementia.

Optional Resources

Calzone, K. A., Cashion, A., Feetham, S., Jenkins, J., Prows, C. A., Williams, J. K., & Wung, S. (2010). Nurses transforming health care using genetics and genomics. Nursing Outlook, 58(1), 26–35. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2009.05.001

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Lea, D. (2009). Basic genetics and genomics: A primer for nurses. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 14(2), 1–3.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Matzo, M. (2009). Evidence for excellence: Medication for dementia. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 109(9), 73–7 4.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2010). Ten leading causes of death and injury. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/LeadingCauses.html

Healthy People 2020—Improving the Health of Americans. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx

Discussion: Biomedial Sciences in Nursing

Post your responses to the Discussion based on the course requirements.

Your Discussion postings should be written in standard edited English and follow APA guidelines as closely as possible given the constraints of the online platform. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Initial postings must be 250–350 words (not including references).

Theories from the biomedical sciences have shaped nursing practice, as well as research, throughout the years. In order to engage in the highest level of practice and aid in addressing current and future issues in health care, it is important for nurses to become more cognizant of these theories.For this Discussion, you will differentiate among theories within the basic, or pure, sciences, and consider how they may be applied to improve outcomes in health care.To prepare: 


·         Review the concepts and principles of the various biomedical theories and models presented in this week’s Learning Resources, and consider how they influence clinical practice. Which biomedical theories and models are used most frequently in health care? How do they relate to improved health outcomes? Reflect on your specific practice area and identify at least one biomedical theory or model that is utilized.

By Day 3 post a cohesive response that addresses the following: 


·         Describe one biomedical theory or model frequently used in health care and provide your rational for how it relates to improved patient outcomes.


·         Describe one biomedical theory or model that is utilized in your specific practice area. Provide at least two examples related to its application

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.By Day 6 respond to at least two of your colleagues suggesting an additional biomedical theory or model that may be utilized in their specific practice area. Also provide additional insights on how the theory helps improve health care practices and thus health outcomes.Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and/or any insights you gained as a result of the comments made by your colleagues.Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and any additional sources.