Motivation Based Caring: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis

Document Type : Content Analysis


1 Department of Health, Safety & Environment Studies, Training & Research Institute, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Academy, Karu, Abuja, Nigeria

2 School of Nursing, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria


Introduction: Motivation Based Caring concept (MBC) extends to various areas, from simple  and routine to the most complex nursing procedures in the clinical and community care settings. Motivation is often used as a concept in nursing to explain the pattern  and  relationships  found  in  nursing  phenomena.  This  study  analyzed  the  concept  of  MBC  using  Rodger’s  concept analysis model in nursing practice.
Methods:  Literature  search  was  conducted  without  limiting  the  years  of  publication.  Articles  relevant  to “Motivation  Based Caring” and “Nursing” were identified. The articles that did not meet the selection criteria were excluded. Database searched included EBSCO, PubMed, Cochrane database, and CINAHL. Data collected were collated and analyzed in accordance with the steps of Rodger’s evolutionary concept analysis method.
Results: The total articles sampled N = 22 were analyzed with the focus on MBC and nursing practice. Findings show that understanding the related factors, attributes, antecedents and consequences of MBC made it possible to infer that the application of the concept involve a cognitive skill, logical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving ability to achieve effective nursing care.
Conclusion: The main implication and hypotheses generated from this study is that the MBC  concept is a tool to improve and achieve wholeness patient care and implementation of the skillful nursing practice.