Nursing Theory In Nursing

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Theory of nursing is not the first concept people typically consider when thinking of the profession of nursing, but theory provides the basis of nursing in many different avenues. Theory provides an arrangement of information and data collection in order to utilize that information to define, clarify and predict nursing practice (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Nursing theories can be categorized in several ways; one mode of classification is by scope of practice (McEwen & Wills, 2014). The four theories included under this type of classification include: metatheory, grand theories, middle range theories, and practice theories (McEwen & Wills, 2014). This paper will further elaborate on the self-care deficit theory proposed by Orem, which falls under …show more content…
Theory is what provides nurses a guide for determining a pathway for practice, labels the roles and responsibilities of the nurse and determines best possible practice (Nursing Theory website, 2015). Nursing has many dynamic aspects and nursing theory helps keep those thoughts and ideas in an organized structure that will allow for that knowledge to be used to promote better patient outcomes (McEwen & Wills, 2014). There are many nursing theories and theorist that have developed over the years; many have used concepts and models to convey their epistemology (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Another concept of nursing theory is nursing metaparadigm and typically comprises of person, environment, health and nursing, this is a broad concept to help sculpt the many nursing theories (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Nursing theory is used in all aspects of nursing, for example in nursing research; theory generates new and safer practices (Bond et al., 2011). It is suggested that nursing theory is the driving force to advance and impact the economic side of heath care as well (Nickitas & Frederickson, 2015). Nursing theory is used in many facets of nursing practice including policy development and documentation (Nickitas & Frederickson, …show more content…
The metaparadigm of nursing is defined by an art in which the person giving care gives personalized health repair to meet the self-care deficit. The nurse also is actively involved in the collaboration with the doctor to make a plan of care (McEwen & Wills, 2014). The metaparadigm of humans is defined by the people including men, women and children whom the nurse is giving care to (McEwen & Wills, 2014). The metaparadigm of environment consist of the person’s family culture and community (McEwen & Wills, 2014). This allows for a holistic approach to nursing

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