Critical Reflection of Theory


Critical reflection involves determining how well a theory serves its purpose, with the process of evaluation resulting in a decision or action about use of the theory. This involves evaluating how the theory is used to direct nursing practice and interventions and whether or not it contributes to favorable outcomes. Critical reflection analyzes clarity and consistency of the theory as well as its complexity, generality, accessibility, and importance. Using Chinn and Kramer’s guide for the Critical Reflection of Theory, analyze Whittemore and Roy’s theory on Adapting to Diabetes Mellitus. Compose a critical reflection by answering the following questions and discussing with your colleagues.

How clear is this theory?
How simple is this theory?
How general is this theory?
How accessible is this theory?
How important is this theory?