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Nursing Theory Quiz - 9
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1. A theory that has accrued such persuassive empirical support that is accepted as truth:

A. Rule

B. Model

C. Law

D. Framework

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2. A broad theory aimed at describing large segments of the physical, social or behavioural world:

A. Grand theory

B. Middle-range theory

C. Utility theory

D. Philosophy

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3. Health is a word symbol that implies forward movement of personality and other ongoing human processes in the direction of creative, constructive, productive, personal and community living.

This definition of health was given by:

A. Peplau's theory

B. Levin's conservation principles

C. Tidal model of nursing

D. McGill Model

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4. "A homeostatic body system is constantly in a dynamic process of input, output, feedback, and compensation, which leads to a state of balance."

This concept is related to:

A. Peplau

B. Neuman

C. Rogers

D. Henderson

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5. The process of developing specific predictions from general principles is:

A. Inductive reasoning

B. Deductive reasoning

C. Critical thinking

D. Synectics

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6. "What is the nature of reality?"

This question is pertaining to which branch of philosophy?

A. Axiology

B. Epistemology

C. Methodology

D. Ontology

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1. C
2. A
3. A
4. B
5. B
6. D


  1. Alligood M R, Tomey A M. Nursing Theory: Utilization &Application .3rd ed. Missouri: Elsevier Mosby Publications; 2002.

  2. Tomey AM, Alligood. MR. Nursing theorists and their work. (5th ed.). Mosby, Philadelphia, 2002

  3.  George JB .Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice .5th ed. New Jersey :Prentice Hall;2002.


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