Defining Nursing Metaparadigms

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There are four basic types of metaparadigm relating to the field of nursing; human beings, environment, health and nursing.

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Unit 4 Topic 1Defining Nursing MetaparadigmsA nursing theory is the knowledge framework explaining the nursing practices (Nursing Theories, 2013). Metaparadigms are the concepts and theories, defining the set of functions that a discipline should follow (Dupree, 2012).There are four basic types of metaparadigm relating to the field of nursing; human beings, environment, health and nursing. The human being is the recipient of the care, and is an open system which is continuously subjective to change according to the environment they are subjected to. Environment is the field all around us. I

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