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Any nursing theory is appropriate for testings its effects on nursing practice, of course. There are nursing theories based on systems; those that emphasize nursing goals, functions, roles, competencies, and skills; those “focused on human existence and universal energy” (think Martha Rogers, Margaret Newman, Rosemarie Parse); professionalism; caring; culture; patient-centered care; personhood; care related to older adults, children, transplant patients; healing, and suffering to name a few (Butts & Rich, 2015; Cody, 2013).