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 You have spent six weeks exploring theories of nursing. These represent the “how” of what we do as nurses. This week we enter a higher level of thought and explore the “why” of what we do. Present a personal nursing philosophy. Apply what you have read throughout the course and explore the literature on nursing philosophy. While Fawcett was not a nursing theorist, she is a nursing philosopher and her Metaparadigm of Nursing approaches philosophy over theory. Once you have discussed your philosophy, identify a theoretical framework (not the middle-range theories but the underlying assumptions in that framework) that fits your philosophy. Compare and contrast your philosophy and the chosen framework.  Describe a possible situation in which the framework may conflict or not fit your philosophy. While it is an important skill to be able to match a theory with a situation, it is also critical to understand when a theory or framework does not fit a situation. 

 Discuss a personal nursing philosophy.  Apply what you have learned about nursing theory in this course.  Identify a nursing philosophy that best matches your personal philosophy.  Discuss a nursing framework or theory that fits that philosophy including how it fits your personal philosophy.   Identify a possible situation in which that framework or theory would be a poor fit and discuss why it is a poor fit for that situation.  While it is an important skill to be able to match a theory with a situation, it is also critical to understand when a theory or framework does not fit a situation. 

  • Format: APA 7th edition
  • Length: 5 pages, excluding title and reference pages