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Return to the classroom to review Figure 1.4 from Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories, and Practice.

Think of a scenario in which theory, research, and practice interact to create a good patient outcomes.

Create a visual representation of your theory-practice relationship or gap using the diagram below by replacing the text in each box below to illustrate your scenario.

Note: Use names, citiations, or brief explanations only. The narrative summary should include desciptions and more detailed discussion about each concept in the scenario.



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Here, write a 525- to 700-word narrative explanation of your visual representation in APA format. Your explanation should:

  • Describe the chosen theory, research, and practice guideline or standard
  • Explain the relationship between the three and discuss the role each aspect plays in quality patient care in the scenario
  • Explain any gaps (a lack of research, no practice standard, or no useable theory)
  • Determine the best course of action for making decisions in the absence of one aspect

Cite your research and practice guidelines in-text and in the references section of this document.