Original ArticlesA Practice Theory Approach to Understanding the Interdependency of Nursing Practice and the Environment Implications for Nurse-Led Care Delivery ModelsBender, Miriam PhD, RN; Feldman, Martha S. PhDAuthor Information Program in Nursing Science (Dr Bender) and Department of Planning, Policy and Design in the School of Social Ecology (Dr Feldman), University of California, Irvine. Correspondence: Miriam Bender, PhD, RN, Program in Nursing Science, University of California, Irvine, 252 Berk Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 ([email protected]). The authors have no disclosures to report. Advances in Nursing Science: April/June 2015 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 96-109 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000068 Buy Metrics Abstract Nursing has a rich knowledge base with which to develop care models that can transform the ways health is promoted and valued. However, theory linking the environment domain of the nursing metaparadigm with the real-world environments where nurses practice and patients experience their health care is tenuous. Practice theory is used to foreground the generative role of nursing practice in producing environments of care, providing the basis for a metaparadigm relational proposition explicitly linking nursing practice and environment metaparadigm domains. A theoretical and empirical focus on the significance of nursing practice dynamics in producing environments of care that promote health and healing will strengthen present and future nursing care models. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.