Utilizing Penrod and Hupcey’s principles, write a concept work on the topic: holistic nursing

This should be about 5 pages in proper APA format. Rubric is attached


Enhancing methodological clarity: principle-based concept analysis

Janice Penrod PhD RN

Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Development; and Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania

State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Judith E. Hupcey EdD CRNP

Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Development; and Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania

State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Accepted for publication 3 September 2004


Janice Penrod,

College of Health and Human Development,

Pennsylvania State University,

203 HHDE University Park,

PA 16802,


E-mail: [email protected]

PENROD J. & HUPCEY J.E . (2005)PENROD J. & HUPCEY J.E . (2005) Journal of Advanced Nursing 50(4), 403–409

Enhancing methodological clarity: principle-based concept analysis

Aims. The aim of this paper is to operationalize the principle-based method of

concept analysis.

Background. While nursing has embraced the use of concept analysis as a valid and

significant entrée into an area of research, methodological development has created

strategies of inquiry that vary in purpose and in the nature of their findings.

Discussion. We propose that, as the primary utility of concept analysis is to

determine the existing state of the science so that further work may be strategically

and appropriately planned, the method described as principle-based concept ana-

lysis is superior in providing evidence to support subsequent inquiry into the concept

of interest.

Three problematic issues are discussed in an effort to clarify and procedurally

explicate the strategies employed in this approach: selecting disciplinary literatures

for inclusion in the analysis; conceptually-driven sampling issues; and within- and

across-discipline analytic techniques.

Conclusion. In this form of concept analysis, each principle contributes to an

understanding of the strengths and limitations of the present state of the concept in

the scientific literature. We believe that this perspective will enable nursing to begin

to harness the power of concept analysis for advancing science rather than simply

imagining what a concept could be or constructing what we believe it should be.

Keywords: concept analysis, principle-based concept analysis


Nursing has traditionally valued processes of concept analysis

for the identification of concepts suitable for subsequent

research and as a means to determine the appropria

Concept Analysis Paper (individual paper)

Purpose: There are numerous concepts within the discipline of nursing.  Concepts are the building blocks of theory and represent objects, properties, or events within a specific theory.  Conceptual meaning is created to communicate that meaning to readers and to benefit the discipline.  Each concept defines and details its relationship and role within a particular theory.  This paper is to facilitate understanding of the diverse concepts within the theoretical foundations of nursing.


The purpose of this assignment is to perform a formal analysis of one concept found in a nursing theory, utilizing the principles identified by Penrod and Hupcey.  Any concept relevant to nursing may be selected.  Once identified, the student will examine and bring clarity to the definition of the selected concept by means of a review, analysis and synthesis of relevant literature.


Rubric for Grading Concept Analysis Paper



Points Possible


Identification of concept


   Definition of contextual conditions under

     which concept is perceived and expected to occur 

   Review of relevant, scholarly literature


20 points


  Description of concept by review of relevant, scholarly   


20 points

Analysis of concept utilizing Penrod and Hupcey’s principles

  Epistemological principle

  Pragmatic principle

  Linguistic principle

  Logical principle


20 points

Analysis of concept utilizing Penrod and Hupcey’s principles

  Supportive evidence and examples from review of

  literature including the discussion of whether the

  concept meets that principle

  Reach a conclusion and discuss that conclusion


20 points

Analysis of concept utilizing Penrod and Hupcey’s principles

  Analysis and discussion of the conclusions that you have



20 points

Interrelatedness to Nursing

  Fit within nursing knowledge

  Discuss how the concept can be used to extend or

    verify extant nursing knowledge


20 points

Interrelatedness to Nursing

  Discussion supported by evidence from review of


10 points


   Paper flows well and is well organized throughout

   Clarity of content throughout

   Spelling and grammar





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