- 1. Thoroughly describe the theoryâ€™s concepts, including their definitions, and how these concepts are interrelated. In addition to the metaparadigm concepts, theories include other key concepts and or sub-theories. For example, Oremâ€™s Self-Care Deficit Theory contains three sub-theories. In addition to the metaparadigm concepts, Oremâ€™s theory is composed of other concepts, such as self-care and self-care requisites. Define all concepts of a theory. Demonstrate how these concepts are related. These are important parts of the theoryâ€™s framework.
- 2. Describe the model, including a list of the concepts and/or a diagram/schematic of the model. This criterion specifically addresses Criterion 3c. Showing how the theoryâ€™s concepts connect as a whole is required. Including a diagram that highlights these concepts is highly recommended. Refer to McEwen and Wills (2014), p. 152, for an example of a diagram depicting the Neuman Systems Model
This is on Betty Neuman’s Theory. Two pages including the diagram/schematic of the model.