Mixing and matching is a scenario in which more than one medical theories are used in the treatment of a patient. There are very many medical theories that have been made over the years and verified as applicable in different medical cases making them right theories. This is due to the fact that these theories are made in reference to differing medical situations and at different times thus creating the difference as well as their variety.
The theories are applicable on the basis of the nature of the medical situation being treated as well as the availability of the needed resources. Mixing and matching can not be applied based on the fact that each theory has a different outcome and the outcome of this activity would not be correct (Fraassen, 1990). The difficulty of seeing the link between the theory and the research is based on the fact that the theory is a general explanation of the research and may omit some of the information that is contained in the research.
The difference is based on the fact that the theory is usually given in order to give an explanation of the research and is usually simplified to give the important aspects of the research thus omitting some information that is contained in the research thus the difficulty to create the link (Davidoff et al, 2001). Theories are used to explain a research. This is based on the fact that scientific is done and in the process provides the information that is used in the making of the theories.
These are researches that are based on the natural experiences and are made in the aim of understanding the world around us (Parahoo, 1997). This is aimed at the nurses having the necessary skills as well as knowledge in cultural competency that will help them recognize and appreciate cultural differences in healthcare values, beliefs as well as customs. The research in this case is based on gaining knowledge as well as understanding these cultural differences that are a characteristic of the population that is diverse in culture (Madeline, 2008).
Bias is not a risk when linking theory to research based on the fact that research is what leads to theory. This is due to the fact that the research is made based on the natural occurrences and its findings used to come up with the theory. In that case there cannot be a bias when linking theory to research owing to the reverse nature of the link. Bias can only be applicable in the sense that the theory needs to be verified through experimental basis thus the individual being bias to have outcomes similar to those stipulated by the theory (Hamer & Collinson, 1999).
Medical research is based on explaining the occurrence of natural aspects such as diseases with the aim of gaining knowledge on these occurrences. Nursing research on the other hand is the evidence that is used in the support of medical practices. Their combination would be advantageous based on the fact that medical research comes up with the medical practices while nursing research gives evidence to these practices.
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