How have social psychology theories been used in your clinical practice area? Provide at least one example to support your response.

How have social psychology theories been used in your clinical practice area? Provide at least one example to support your response.

During the chapter reading this week, I was excited to see one of the frequently cited authors I came across in my literature review last week mentioned in the chapter on social science theories. I recognized her name immediately as producing a lot of research on nurses translating research into practice, which was the topic of my PICO question. Kitson (2009) describes knowledge transfer in terms of systems theory. While I took a middle range theory approach to my research question, it became obvious that traditionally I have used a systems theory approach to this subject. When I was a critical care nursing director, I was a strong proponent of research utilization. While Rogers, Lewin, and Benner were my theorists of choice, it was always important to understand what the internal and external factors were that facilitated or impeded the implementation of change. Critical social science theories can provide a deeper understanding of what happens to the knowledge that is generated when it gets into systems (Kitson, 2009).
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This is a well written piece, great job! I like the way you have introduced the first paragraph when answering the concepts from various theories that can be used in planning a 65-year-old woman’s care. I like the way you have made your article to have a flow and also used a simple language that is understood easily. I also like how you have explained in detail what a nurse needs to do when using both of the concepts found in Lazarus’ theory on stress (person-environment-relationship and appraisal)………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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