Nursing Philosophy And The Mysis Of Nursing Theory

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This paper is to serve as an introductory to both philosophy and the basis of nursing theory. It expands on the nursing metaparadigm, which encompasses the central concepts of nursing practice and the foundation for the creation of theory. Nursing is then explored to demonstrate the scope and importance of the practice, but also the need for a philosophy that embodies all of its functions. Philosophy Paper
Philosophy plays both an important role in life and nursing. Whether we realize it or not, most of us have a philosophy for life. So, why would we not consider the philosophy of nursing? Nursing philosophy is necessary to realize the depth and importance of the role.
Philosophy, according to Meleis (2012), “focuses on providing a
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In my opinion, this is not only the actual environment but anything that would effect a human’s health. Pollution can cause lung disease, stress at work can cause heart disease, the death of a family member can lead to depression, etc. Anything and everything is included in my understanding of environment.
I view health along a spectrum. There are individuals who are healthy, but still require the need of nursing care for evaluation to ensure that the person is, in fact, healthy and education of health promotion. However, temporary illness requires a person to have needs as well as chronic illness and disease. However, nursing does not end when a patient return to a healthy condition. This is when a nurse aids a patient by provided comfort.
Nursing is the care of others. The goal of nursing is to meet the needs of their patients. This is done through compassionate care and viewing the patient
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They have created beautiful ideas that transcend many fields of nursing and touch on all of the concepts of the nursing metaparadigm. I plan to use both theories with my patients. The Trajectory Model can be used at all stages of health as a way to view the patient holistically and guide care through all health transitions. The Comfort Theory will be used on all patients who are in pain or suffering, but especially my patients in the active dying

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