Think of a scenario in which theory, research, and practice interact to create good patient outcomes.
Create a visual representation of the theory-practice relationship or gap by replacing the text in the Theory-Practice Gap Diagram Template.
Write a minimum of 525- to 700-word narrative explanation of your visual representation following the diagram.
Describe the chosen theory, research, and practice guideline or standard.
Explain the relationship between the three, and discuss the role each plays in quality patient care in the scenario.
Explain any gaps, such as a lack of research, no practice standard, or no usable theory.
Determine the best course of action for making decisions in the absence of one aspect.
Include documentation of the practice guideline or standard, as well as your corresponding research, evidence, or literature example.
Cite your research and practice guidelines in-text and on the references page at the end of the template.