Step Of Concept Analysis – Coursework Example

Steps of Concept Analysis The first step of concept analysis involves the identification of the concept. In this case, because pregnant women tend to loose breath, our idea will include the examination of the relationship between breathlessness and pregnancy. By adopting Walker and Avant (2005) model of concept analysis, the second step will involve the determination of the aim of the analysis. In this case, the primary objectives will include the identification of the link between breathlessness and pregnancy and the factors that result in top breathlessness during pregnancy.
The third step involves the identification of the uses of the concept in improving the nursing profession. In reference to Townsend and Scanlany (2001), the fourth step involves identification of the defining characteristics of the concept. In this case, essential attributes of breathlessness and pregnancy that would be considered are fatal heartbeat, chest pains and difficulties with breathing when lying down. These attributes are identified through a keen observation and note taking of recurring characteristics.
According to McEwen and Wills (2014), the fifth step involves the construction of additional cases for comparison. These cases would be related cases or contrary cases. The sixth stage involves the identification of antecedents and consequences of the theory. This step involves identification of the events that led to the concept and the effects of the concept. In this case, some of the antecedents of pregnancy include sexual intercourse and ovulation and lying down while the consequences include birth or miscarriage (Ziegler, 2013). Lastly, this process involves the construction of a model that shares all the primary attributes of the concept, all the defining criteria and the antecedents and consequences.
McEwen, M., & Wills, E. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Townsend, L., & Scanlany, J. (2001). Self-efficacy related to student nurses in the clinical setting: A concept analysis. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1). doi:10.2202/1548-923X.2223 Permalink to article
Walker, K.C. & Avant, C.K. (2005). Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing. Norwalk: Appleton & Lange.
Ziegler, S. M. (2013). Theory-directed nursing practice (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.