After you have completed this week’s reading assignment in McEwen and Wills (201

After you have completed this week’s reading assignment in McEwen and Wills (2019) and the article on a theory of self-care of chronic illness by Riegel, Jaarsma, and Stromberg (2012), please respond to the following discussion questions:
Orem’s Theory of Self-Care is categorized as a grand theory. Discuss why the authors of the Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness (Riegel, Jaarsma, & Stromberg, 2012) categorized their theory as middle range. Also, discuss whether you agree with this categorization and provide your rationale.
Discuss the strategy for theory development used for the development of the Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Theory, and the process (steps) used for development of this theory.
Discuss the purpose of the Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness, and the context for use. Were the purpose and context explicitly stated in the article?
Discuss whether the concepts in the Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness were theoretically and operationally defined. If so, identify the theoretical and operational definitions of the key concepts used in this theory.
How are the concepts in this theory linked? Was there a model showing linkages of concepts?
Discuss how the assumptions made by the authors contribute to the theory development.
Your initial post should
Be between 350 and 400 words in length. Points will be deducted if posts are less than or greater than the recommended word range.
Have clear and well-thought-out responses to questions, written in a scholarly manner. Do not repeat the questions your responses. You are encouraged to write in a scholarly manner. If you want to specify which question you are responding to, use headings consistent with APA (7th edition) format rather than repeating the questions themselves.
Be supported with at least two scholarly sources other than, or in addition to, your textbook, cited both in the body of the initial post and in the reference list, using APA (7th edition) format.
Link for reading:
https://lmscontent.embanet.com/UND/NURS500/NURS500_MiddleRangeTheoryOfSelfcareOfChronicIllness.pdf

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