Four Components Of The Four Metaparadigms Of Nursing

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Four Metaparadigms of Nursing
A metaparadigm is the shared communication, general set of concepts, perception of these concepts, a collective belief and the view of a discipline by a group of scholars within the specialty (Wagner, 1986). A metaparadigm is the foundation for the nursing profession, which can be used as a guide by nurses like me in making clinical judgment. There are four mataparadigms that are relevant to nursing practice- person, environment, health and nursing.
Person
The person component of the metaparadigm describes the individual, family, or community in need of health care. It also lays emphasis on the patient’s social, spiritual and physical demands. The nurse’s aim when interacting with the “person” is to support
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71). Nursing discipline comprises of philosophies, theories, research and practical knowhow. (Smith 2008). Nursing theory is relevant to my present and future practice. Nursing theory frameworks serve as powerful guides for expressing, investigating, and announcing nursing concepts and activities. Ray (2011) said that theories help nurses to accomplish their goal of delivering the best quality nursing care. It is also my philosophy of nursing practice and it can help me to be the best APN providing safe and effective patient care. The two concepts that I find relevant to my role as an NP are evidence based Practice and health…show more content…
Nurse practitioners’, as primary care providers base their practice on innovations and evidence to provide cost-effective health care services, which in turn can bring improved patient outcomes (Vincent, Hastings-Tolsma, Gephart, & Alfonzo, 2015). Through EBP, NPs can contribute to the transformation and improvement of health care. As a future nurse practitioner, I believe it is my duty to deliver my patients high quality care, while incorporating the best evidence into the clinician-patient decision making process. Also EBP will help me to keep my body of knowledge up to date and enhance clinical judgment. An example for EBP used in my practice is the Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis for post-operative patients. In our hospital, we follow a DVT prevention protocol, which includes application of sequential compression devices and TED stockings in the pre-operative area; early ambulation within first eight hours of surgery and initiation of low molecular anticoagulation therapy for high risk patients. All these measures have proven to reduce the risk of DVT in post-surgical
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