Grand theory discussion: identify and discuss the inter-related concepts from your selected theory. What aspects of the nursing meta-paradigm are addressed by your
grand theory? Then provide information about how you will view your POI through the lens of the grand theory. How does the theory guide your assessment of the POI? How
does the theoretical framework chosen categorize or define your POI? How does the theoretical framework effect your perception of the POI?
Middle range theory discussion: identify and discuss the inter-related concepts within the middle range theory. What aspectsof the nursing meta-paradigm are addressed
in the mid-range theory? How will this theory guide your assessment/perception of the POI? How does this mid range theory relate to your grand theory?
Complexity science: how does complexity science relate to your POI? Depending on the nature of your POI, this conversation may have different foci for different
students. For example, if your POI is glycemic management of the peri-operative patient, this discussion would center on the complex responses of the human body as a
Complex Adaptive System. If your POI is focused on a policy change issue, the focus may be on organizational complexities with communication, change, etc.
Ethical framework: you should discuss your specific POI in the context of ethical principles. Basic principles include autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-
maleficence. Is your POI in violation of a core ethical principle? Is it possible it may be in violation? What ethical principles do you need to be sure to safeguard?