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They describe the components of nursing knowledge, including the metaparadigm, philosophies, conceptual models, theories, empirical indicators, and their relationship; strategies used to implement models and theories in real-world nursing; specific models and their analysis and evaluation, such as the behavioral system model, the conservation model, the science of unitary beings model, and the adaptation model; and nursing theories and their analysis and evaluation, including the theory of health as expanding consciousness, the theory of the deliberative nursing process, the theory of interpersonal relations, and the theory of human caring.
The barometer uses 100 empirical indicators to measure how well a country complies with the three democratic principles of freedom, equality and control.
Some examples proffered of empirical indicators of economic integration are poverty rates and income levels and, in the political world, voter turnout and representation in political institutions.

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