Social Support Group for People with Diabetes
8 pages (2000 words)
, Research Paper
Because of its nature, middle range theories are often found in a number of researches and studies aimed at providing additional information regarding the nursing profession. One such theory is the Theory of Social Support, which looks into the individual’s “needs for intimacy, social integration, nurturing of others, reassurance of personal worth, steady source of alliance, and guidance” (Weiss, 1974 in Sieloff, Frey, & King, 2007).