Theories Of Nursing Metaparadigm

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Nursing definition by American Nursing Association 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 population. The way it addresses the metaparadigm theories of nursing comprises of 4 parts which are person, health, nursing, and environment. Before we go through each one, what is "metaparadigm", it is the wordview for the discipline. Firstly, the person. This is the patient, the family members and friends. We should treat the patient with respect not as a disease or present illness. Treat the patient in the way you would like to be treated when sick. Let them be in charge of their health to the best they can perform to retain their dignity and do not neglect the patient. Nurses should not make race, religion, culture, income, appearance or social background an…show more content…
This is in relation to the patient's wellness and how he/she can have assess to health care the patient needed, this is through evaluation of their health care.When talking about health it involves physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social dimensions. Thirdly is the environment. This is very crucial in patient's recovery and can as well impact their illness. For a patient to recover quickly, the environment should be clean,, safe, calm with no noise to prevent sleep or rest and good nutrition. On the patient we should consider the mental state, culture, and personal relationship. Fourtly is Nursing. As nurses, we should show empathy and be compassionate with a patient. We should show that we care, feel and understand what he or she is going through so when you apply your skills the patient would appreciate your care and these qualities make you a nurse. Respect the patient , smile with the patient, don't always be in a hurry because this can turn the patient

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