What Is The Concept Of Knowledge In Nursing

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Your Full Title of Your Paper Nursing knowledge helps guide nurses in their everyday practice. But rarely do nurses stop to think where did this knowledge come from? Actions that nurses do everyday have been handed down to them regardless if they understand the meaning behind them. The purpose of this paper is through a limited analysis-synthesis to explore key terms that have helped shape the profession of nursing. These terms were selected to help understand why nurses do what they do. To begin, it is important to understand what a profession is. According to Turkoski (date) a professional serves an “ideological purpose, has a particular view of knowledge and socialization that services a dominant structure” (p. ). This miss piece …show more content…
According to Jacob (date) and Hinshaw (date), “paradigms were established by scholars with shared beliefs about the nature and reality and knowledge construction” (Weaver and Olson p 460). It can be proposed that like these scholars, nurses have created a community that has shared beliefs and their own constructed knowledge that helps create the identity of the nursing profession. An example of a nursing paradigm that is shared by nurses is the metaparadigm. This paradigm helps nurses understand ….. FIND MORE STUFF ON METAPARADIGMS (example of conceptual model? See Duff p 3)! This example unifies nurses and helps them articulate what it means to work within a nursing …show more content…
Every action a nurse does it based on a form of theory. Whether it is how she interacts with the patient or flushing a nasogastric tube. Theory plays a pivotal role in the daily routine of a nurse. Yancey (2015), states that “nursing practice is based on knowledge and research” (p. 275). She continues to state that it is this knowledge that helps guide nurses in their practice. Milton (date), believes that theories help decide what a nurse is and what a nurse is not. In other words when a nurse understands theory they are able to identify what their role is and it’s relationship with other discplines (who said this?). Yancey (date) would argue that theory helps nurses identify what is unique to nursing. Therefore, if important for nurses to understand the concept of theory because it emphasizes nursing uniqueness as a profession. Theories also help create new knowledge. When nurses do not understand theories when the enter the workforce they begin to make assumptions about their own practice without understanding what it means to be a nurse (Yancey, 2015). NEED TO STATE WHAT THEORY IS …FIND A GOOD

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