metaparadigm

metaparadigm

 [met″ah-par´ah-dīm]
a set of concepts and propositions that sets forth the phenomena with which a discipline is concerned. A metaparadigm is the most general statement of a discipline and functions as a framework in which the more restricted structures of conceptual models develop.

metaparadigm

(mĕt-ă-păr-ă-dīm′)
The concepts that identify the phenomena of central interest to a discipline; the propositions that describe those concepts and their relationships to each other.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nursing's metaparadigm concepts: disimpacting the debates.
In summary, understanding the repetitively updated, multidisciplinary Reality Begins with Consciousness E-book is necessarily nontrivial, because unadorned reality-as-it-is is vast and hypercomplex: Any metaparadigm modeled on reality must be equally so.
They describe the components of nursing knowledge, including the metaparadigm, philosophies, conceptual models, theories, empirical indicators, and their relationship; strategies used to implement models and theories in real-world nursing; specific models and their analysis and evaluation, such as the behavioral system model, the conservation model, the science of unitary beings model, and the adaptation model; and nursing theories and their analysis and evaluation, including the theory of health as expanding consciousness, the theory of the deliberative nursing process, the theory of interpersonal relations, and the theory of human caring.
The SUHB contains content that addresses the four metaparadigm concepts of human beings, environment, health, and nursing.
This last section will propose what DoD resource professionals can do to deemphasize the paradigm of technical rationality while highlighting a more holistic approach suggested by the metaparadigm of shared sensemaking.
Major metaparadigm concepts within nursing theory--person, health, nurse, and environment--are identified to provide foundational knowledge for participation in later class activities.
9] At the very least, nurses need to consider the 3 metaparadigm concepts of health, person and environment and, as a discipline, be concerned with the wholeness or health of human beings, recognizing that they are in continuous interaction with the environment.
Survival after death, for instance, is possible in their metaparadigm, as is communication with the dead, but since those who have died have passed on into metaspace, metatime, and metaconsciousness, communication will be difficult and fraught with error.
Carol asks her students to identify one work of art that "speaks to them about the metaparadigm patient, health, environment, or nursing" and write about why it is personally meaningful "Students consistently impress me with the depth of their thoughtfulness as well as their facility in making connections with their clinical experiences of patients, illness, the importance of the environment on health, and the value of caregiving.
It was the trend for nursing scholars to debate which conceptual framework should define the discipline of nursing, and Fawcett (1984) soon thereafter argued for what she termed the metaparadigm of nursing, the formalization as nursing's central disciplinary concepts person, health, nursing and environment.
Leddy's (2004) Human Energy Model addresses the metaparadigm concepts of human beings, the environment, mutual human-environment process, health, and nursing.
The HEM addresses the metaparadigm concepts of human beings, the environment, mutual human-environment process, health, and nursing.