QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
The influence of consequential ethics as an ethical framework (the greatest good for the greatest number) opposes the ethical principle of deontology (i.e., the rightness of an act itself determines what is right). Both of these impact the nursing profession. Modern social exchange theories are based on the principle of utility. Read the assumptions of social exchange theory and consider how these would affect the nurse-patient relationship, compared to how these impact the nurse within the health care environment. To what extent are all theories ethical? Is social exchange theory compatible with the values of the nursing profession?
Which among the learning theories provided you with new information? How would you apply this in your practice?
1. Theoretical Basis for Nursing
Read Chapters 12 – 20.
1. A Syndrome Produced by Diverse Nocuous Agents
Read “A Syndrome Produced by Diverse Nocuous Agents,” by Selye, from Nature (1936), located on the Psychiatry Online website.
2. Kurt Lewin: Groups, Experiential Learning and Action Research
Study the Kurt Lewin: Groups, Experiential Learning and Action Research page of the Infed website.
3. Learning Theories
Explore the Learning Theories page on the Instructional Design website.
4. Motivation to Learn: An Overview
Read “Motivation to Learn: An Overview,” located on the Educational Psychology Interactive website.
5. TQM/CQI Quality Links
Explore the TQM/CQI Quality Links website.
6. Theories of Pain: From Specificity to Gate Control
Read “Theories of Pain: From Specificity to Gate Control,” by Moayedi from the Journal of Neurophysiology (2013).