Metaparadigm Model Of Nursing Essay

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The definition of Nursing according to ANA is the “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (NursingWorld). The metaparadigm model of nursing has 4 parts: the Person, the Environment, Health and illness, and Nursing (Hood 2006). The parts of Person, Environment, and Health & illness refer to the patient or client (Hood 2006). The last part of Nursing refers to us, the caregivers (Hood 2006). Under each part of the ANA definition of nursing, the metaparadigm model of these 4 parts comes into play. The first part of the ANA definition can be summarized as the “protection and optimization of health and abilities” (NursingWorld). How do we protect and optimize the patient’s health? And how do we ensure of our ability to make…show more content…
An example of this is the Middle Range theory. The Middle Range Theory tries to make things which are abstract and subjective more concrete and measurable, such as pain (GCUmedia). The Middle Range Theory can be used to address the issue of pain (GCUmedia). Pain is a human response that can be interpreted on many different levels. It is common in hospitals, for example when we to try to gauge the amount of pain a patient is in with scales (GCUmedia), and this may influence the amount of medication received to reduce pain. This is an excellent example of the metaparadigm model where the “Environment” or what in the environment is causing the patient pain is assessed, the patient’s idea of pain is measured (Person), and based on this medication is given to improve their state concerning the “Health & Illness” part. This can be a way of providing care in the part of the “Nursing” in the

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