Question 1: Indicate where you would place the emerging theory, Caring from a Christian Worldview.Do you consider it to be a worldview, philosophy, grand theory, middle-range theory or situation specific theory?Determine where you would place it and provide convincing rationale to justify this position.

Question 2:Concept development is one of the most important aspects for theory development.The operational definitions of some of the concepts for this project are listed below.Examine each concept in bold and the definition next to it; indicate if you agree, are neutral, or disagree to these definitions.Provide comments to justify your choice and any comments that you believe will strengthen the operational definition.
At least one comment and/or suggestion per concept is required.

Caring from a Christian Worldview

Core Concepts

Biblical Christian – A person who interprets everything in light of what the Bible teaches (Newbanks, 2015).
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Imago Dei Latin term for the image of God in man. Reflective of Genesis 1:27 that states God created man in his own image, not in physical form, but moral, spiritual, and intellectual nature (Rieg, Newbanks, Sprunger, 2017).
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Biblical Behaviors of Christianity – Behaviors found in the Bible that describe Christian characteristics and faith practices, which include fellowship, giving, service, and personal walk

Personal walk. The practice of individual Bible devotions and prayer.

Giving. The practice of sharing resources to support a place of worship and other ministries.

Service. The practice of volunteering time to help others.

Fellowship. The practice of meeting together with a community of believers (Rieg, Newbanks, & Sprunger, 2017).

11) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Caring / Biblically based caring – An attitudinal response to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ in serving others while promoting optimum health and exercising therapeutic interventions to meet the holistic needs of individuals. (Newbanks, 2015; Shelly & Miller, 2006)
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Deity:Reflected by terms of God, Jesus, or Holy Spirit. (Rieg, Newbanks, & Sprunger, 2017)
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Origin / Source of Caring:The self-described basis that is the reason for caring (Newbanks, 2015; Newbanks, Rieg, & Schaefer, 2017)
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Metaparadigm Concepts as Reflected from a Biblical Christian Worldview
Person – Created in the image of God, sinful, integrated being, relational (to God and others), loved and redeemed by God, responsible and accountable (Shelly & Miller, 2006).
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Health – Shalom; God-centered community characterized by peace, prosperity, rest, safety, security, justice, happiness, health, welfare and wholeness (Shelly & Miller, 2006).
1) Agree:2) Neutral:3) Disagree

Comment

Nursing – A ministry of compassionate care for the whole person in response to God’s grace, which aims to foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death. (Shelly & Miller 2006)
Concept development is one of the most important aspects for theory development.The operational definitions of some of the concepts for this project are listed below.Examine each concept in bold and the definition next to it; indicate if you agree, are neutral, or disagree to these definitions
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