Your “Personal Philosophy and Theoretical Concepts” Paper is due this week. Your paper should contain the following sections:
- Nursing Autobiography: A brief (1 page) discussion of your background in nursing. This does not include future goals.
- The Four Metaparadigms: Describe what the literature says about the basic four metaparadigms/concepts of patient, nurse, health, and environment. Do not relate the metaparadigms to the theory you have chosen.
- Briefly describe the theory you have chosen.
- Two Practice-Specific Concepts: in separate subsections discuss each of your two concepts:
- What is the definition of the concept (outside of the theory)?
- How does your theorist define your concept?
- How does this concept apply to your clinical setting? Give an example of how nurses in your area provide care that correlates with the theorist’s definition of the concept.