Essay on Philosophy And The Basis 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 framework and worldview for asking both ontological and epistemological questions about central values, assumption, concepts, propositions, and actions of the discipline” (p. 28). However, Meleis (2012) also believes that important aspects of philosophy are the ethics and morals of the members of the related group (p. 28). Personally, I have always wanted to have a positive influence on others. Whether that be brightening someone’s day, giving to those in need, or caring for those who are sick and injured. I believe that this philosophy has played a significant role in my life as well as the nursing profession. My philosophy on life is rooted in my Christian upbringing and the influence of my family, especially my grandfather, who…

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