Analysis of the Metaparadigms of Nursing in Relation to Neuman’s Systems Theory of Nursing


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An Analysis of the Metaparadigms of Nursing in Relation to Betty Neuman’s Systems Theory of Nursing
Introduction / Statement of Beliefs
The nursing paradigms are in place to form a basis for nursing theory on both a large scale and a means to effectively measure more specific aspects of nursing practice. Masters (2005) describes the four nursing metaparadigms as
the person receiving the nursing, the environment within which the person exists, the health-illness continuum within which the person falls at the time of the interaction with the nurse, and the nursing actions themselves (36).
My view of the nursing metaparadigms are a bit broader in scope, in that I believe in a strong interrelation among each metaparadigm and a broadening of...
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