The Meta Paradigm Of Nursing

830 WordsApr 21, 20164 Pages
The meta-paradigm of nursing is comprised of four parts: person, health, environment, and nursing. This concept is important to nursing theory because those four parts are the key areas of focus when it comes to patient care. The use of a conceptual model facilitates communication between nurses and providers a universal approach used for practice, management, education, and nursing research. The worldview in nursing provided the cultural lenses that shape how we see the world, and they give meaning to live, both personally and for humanity as a whole. According to logical positivistic or logical empiricism, it is possible to gain true knowledge of reality what actually exist through the process of theory development and testing. “Values are fundamental constituents of the human lifeworld” (Cody, 2013, p.6). As Watson propound moving forward a unitary-transformative viewpoint “ This model has eliminated the subject-object and mind-body duality. It acknowledges unity and integrality between humans and the environment; thus conceptualized, human beings and their worlds are not separate” (Kleffel, 2013, p. 153). “Disciplines structure their praxis from science through testing theories and events experienced in the field. Their practice, then, should link back to the worldview from which their science evolve” (N. France, personal communication, January 26, 2016). Table 1 contemplates closer at each worldview in the four domains of nursing meta-paradigm. The four domains of
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