1. Determine the explicit and implicit assumptions (values/beliefs) that underpin the theory. What assumptions does the theory rest on?

2. Determine whether or not the theory includes a description of the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm. If so, how do they fit into the theory? What elements do you see as relevant to the theory if the metaparadigm is not explained?

3. Discuss the theory’s clarity.

Did it have clarity and consistency?