(Answered) N491 Module 7 Discussion

Discussion Question:

“Nursing should not ‘borrow’ theories from other disciplines.” Refute this statement by providing specific examples from your current nursing practice. Describe the importance of increased nursing collaboration with other disciplines.

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be at least 200 words in length.


I refute the statement that ” Nursing should not ‘borrow’ theories from other disciplines.” This is because the nursing discipline has increasingly been using knowledge from other disciplines and adapting it to the nursing context. An example of a borrowed theory that is highly applicable in my practice is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This framework denotes that there are 5 levels of needs that must be satisfied to promote the health and well-being of the patient. The two bottom levels of the hierarchy are the safety and physiological needs that play a critical role in the basic survival of an individual (Xu et al., 2021). At the basic physiological needs nurses ensures

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