The Philosophy Of Science And Its Evolution

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As I am reaching the end of this course, I am looking forward to put my learning experiences into my practice of nursing. This course was very productive. Specifically, these nursing theories help me to generate further my nursing knowledge, by giving me a sense of identity. I learned how nursing theory can help my patients, the managers and other health care professionals to recognize the unique contribution that nurses make to the health care service. Furthermore, this course helps me as a nurse to understand my purpose and role in the health care setting. In this course I learn: The philosophy of science and its evolution, theory as Practice, Interdisciplinary philosophies and theories, ethics, health behavior theories, theories focused on interpersonal relationships and so on. The resource that I find more beneficial in this course is the “Application of the novice-to-expert Model” by the theorist Patricia Benner. As a nurse, I play a role important in caring for patients, specially the patients suffering from pain. As Benner emphasizes on education, she distinguished five levels of nursing practice. 1) Novice, 2) Advanced beginner, 3) competent, 4) Proficient, and 5) Expert. (Benner, P. 1984). A lack of knowledge regarding pain management and the nurse’s perception of pain could act as barriers to effective pain management. Therefore, Benner’s theory-based educational intervention could change the nurse’s knowledge and attitudes to pain management. In class I learn from
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