The Community Teaching Plan: Nursing experience and teaching paper (due
Meta-paradigm is an umbrella term for a collection of concepts which define nursing and guides practice. The meta-paradigm of nursing is made up of four elements: the environment, health and person. The environment encompasses physical, social, cultural, economic and political influences on individuals’ health experiences. Health refers to a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being rather than an absence of disease or infirmity; it is an individual’s capacity to adjust to life situations and cope with change.
Persons include biological and psychological factors like genetics, sociocultural and ethnic dimensions as well as spiritual and religious dimensions. Financial resources and environmental factors like access to healthcare services are all important in the determination of wellness. Nursing focuses on providing direct patient care through assessment and promotion of patient outcomes while also coordinating other healthcare providers involved in the patient’s care plan. As nurses engage with their patients from a holistic perspective—they must take into account the biopsychosocial factors that may impact a person’s wellbeing in order for them to receive quality care.