Confirming and Validating Empiric Knowledge

This weeks content addressed the steps for confirming and validating empiric knowledge. Using the assigned readings and your professional experience as a starting point, answer the following: 1. Consider the signs and symptoms you personally associate with the abstract concept of anxiety in your daily professional practice. How do you know if these are true indicators of what the patient is actually experiencing? Provide a supporting rationale. 2. Discuss the role of empirical assessment in confirmation and validation of empiric knowledge in relationship to the abstract concept you identified in #1. 3. Identify and discuss a tool that could be used to empirically assess the abstract concept. In your discussion, state which theory the tool was derived from (obtain theory from reference text). Utilize reference text: Chinn, P. L., & Kramer, M. K. (2015). Knowledge Development in Nursing (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier|Mosby. Assignment and references must be in APA 6th edition format