Nursing Metaparadigms and Theories
In discussing Nursing Metaparadigms and Theories, Patients, health, nursing, and the environment make up the four meta-paradigms of nursing. The recipient of treatment is the main focus of the patient meta paradigm. It considers the patient’s socioeconomic status, friends, family, and spirituality. A patient is given the ability to manage their health through positive connections, according to the assumption of this meta paradigm (Branch et al., 2016).
The quality and well-being of the patient are central to the second meta-paradigm of health. It also covers the patient’s access to medical care. The patient’s internal and exterior environments are discussed in the third meta-paradigm of environment.
This covers the environment a patient is in and their interactions with visitors. The final nursing meta-paradigm element focuses on how nurses apply their knowledge to deliver care (Branch et al., 2016). In order to address patient care, nurses must include these meta-paradigms in their nursing practice. Week 1
The theory I might apply in my practice is the Theory of Human Caring, which nursing theorist Jean Watson has promoted. According to Watson (Nikfarid et al., 2018), building particular theories for patient care is essential. She also interprets the nursing meta-paradigm patient by advocating for practices that meet human needs through providing care for people. No matter a patient’s beliefs or habits, Watson thinks respecting their requirements is crucial.
Watson is in favor of valuing and comprehending the unique demands of each patient. In addition, Watson views health as including much more than simply treating illness (Nikfarid et al., 2018). Watson thinks treating people holistically is important since healing is a physiological reaction. Because I believe in meeting the requirements of every patient on a human level, this idea is relevant in my field of clinical practice. In order to create a compassionate environment, it is essential to cater to the needs of each patient and spend time with them. In addition, the Watson theory highlights several elements involved in the healing process.
The theory applies to my clinical practice fields, notwithstanding some criticism it has received.
- Branch, C., Deak, H., Hiner, C., & Holzwart, T. (2016). Four Nursing Metaparadigms. IU South Bend Undergraduate Research Journal, 16, 123-132.
- Nikfarid, L., Hekmat, N., Vedad, A., & Rajabi, A. (2018). The main nursing metaparadigm concepts in human caring theory and Persian mysticism: a comparative study. 11.