Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Theory

Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Theory:
A Comparison of the Metaparadigm Concepts of Nursing of Nursing with Personal
Philosophy and the Theory of Madeleine M. Leininger
Developing a personal philosophy of nursing and patient care is essential to the development of every nurse. The development of a personal philosophy begins in nursing school. Nurses incorporate our personal beliefs within our nursing practice and as we grow and mature as nurses and human beings our philosophy changes. Exposure to new beliefs, cultural differences, and researching the views of a variety of nursing theorists assist nurses in developing an expanding their own philosophy with the culture of care.
The purpose of this paper is to explore this author’s personal philosophy with that of nursing theorist Madeleine M. Leininger. To compare this author’s and Madeleine M. Leininger’s philosophy with the metaparadigm model of nursing and discuss the impact of the similarities on nursing practice.
The metaparadigm model consists of evaluating and examining the four distinct aspec…




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