Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of nursing?
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. ...view middle of the document...
To care for the person and community.
This is essinational to the Metaparadigm of nursing because the first level of the pyramid is the base that is it is the foundation of both nursing and the pyramid. This is the person’s health both mental and physical. This can be accomplished by protection and promotion of the person’s health.
The second is very broad but includes a understanding of how the physical and mental components effects a person health. This foundation of learned by a knowledge of physical and social sciences.
The third and fourth level of the pyramid is Nursing Theories, this is how the physical and nursing intervention collide. Without strong nursing theories and then we wouldn’t know to for example turn are patients every two hours to prevent bed sores.
The fifth and sixth level pf the pyramid is evidence based practice and quality outcomes. The both of this levels are what the definition of nursing is all about. Quality outcomes based on evidence based practice and optimization of health and abilities through protection, promotion of health with the patient
(1) FAQ American Nurses Association, 2014