This will help you identify your own values and beliefs about the established metaparadigms and metatheories of the discipline. It will also help you identify and articulate concepts relevant to your specific practice. This paper is intended to be an exercise in clarification and organization of your professional foundation that is working with term care patients. You are also required to provide a list of assumptions from personal nursing practice that illustrate the concepts and framework of your theory.Your paper should follow a format that includes: Nursing Autobiography: A brief (1 page) discussion of your background in nursing. The Four Metaparadigms: Identification, discussion, and documentation from the literature of your perspective on the basic four metaparadigms/concepts of patient, nurse, health, and environment. Consider the following questions as you complete your various tasks related to this assignment.1.How do I define and employ the four basic metaparadigms of nursing theory in my professional practice?2.What are the major concepts I employ that are unique to my professional practice?3.What philosophies and theories from the literature of nursing and other disciplines/domains are consistent with these concepts?4.How are the concepts of transcultural nursing, the health promotion model, skill acquisition, role theory, and change theory specifically integrated into my philosophy and practice?5.What research supports these theories and concepts?6.How do I integrate role and change theory into my professional practice and how may these theories be applied to the organization in which I practice?The paper is to be thoroughly researched and well documented, with relevant material from the nursing theorists presented incorporated into the paper. Use the current edition of the APA Manual throughout the paper. Helpful resources: the following text-books include contents for your assignments, such as theorists’ background, concepts, metaparadigms, theoretical assumptions/propositions, clarity and simplicity, and examples of theory applications in nursing practice, research, education, and administration. The second book is easy to read and explains several types of theories, such as theories from behavioral sciences, bio-medical theories, theories from leadership and management, evidence-based practice and nursing theories, and application of theory in nursing research.1. Nursing theorists and their works by Ann Marriner Tomey and Maritha Raile Alligood (available on SUO online library).2.
Theoretical Basis for Nursing by Melanie McEwen and Evelyn M. Wills (2014).sources should focus on references from nursing theory but may also include conceptual and theoretical material from other professional domains. The paper, excluding references or appendices, is to be limited to 3 pagesSelected Theory: Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort Concepts of compassion and commitment
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.