NSG5002 Nursing Metaparadigms and Theories
Theories are derived from conceptual models and are comprised of concepts and propositions. The only concepts that are common to all nursing theories, in some shape or form, are patient, nurse, health, and environment. These are sometimes referred to as the basic meta paradigms of the nursing domain.
- Describe the four meta paradigms: patient, nurse, health and environment. Cite the sources you use.
- Choose a middle-range theory that finds practical application to your current area of clinical nursing practice, briefly describe the theory, and explain why you find this theory appropriate for your area of clinical practice.
Guidelines: To support your work, use the textbooks from your course and also use the South University Online Library, citing your sources in your work and providing references for the citations in APA format. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews of the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference.
Refer to your course textbook, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Refer to your course textbook, Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice.
Sandra Peterson; Timothy S. Bredow
From the textbook, Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice,
Janie B. Butts
read the following:
- Philosophy of Science: An Introduction
- The Evolution of Nursing Science
- Theory as Practice
- Components and Levels of Abstraction in Nursing Knowledge