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.
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According to Fawcett, theoretical models that are incongruent with nursing's metaparadigm and philosophies require modification before they can be implemented into practice or research.
Our nursing predecessors considered the global concept of what is nursing and created a metaparadigm (theoretical framework) consisting of four concepts that identify the general foundation of nursing practice: nursing, person, health, and environment.
Meanwhile, the self-care deficit theory, Dorothea Orem, expresses and defines concretely the metaparadigm, in order to give an initial meaning to her theory and therefore generate its applicability in the field of health.
In his book Science and the Paranormal, he says that normal science deals with only a small strip of reality, and that the scientific world view, or what he calls a metaparadigm, is limited and "explains only a small portion of human experience" (Arthur 2002: 221).
The metaparadigm of the nursing discipline consists of the person, environment, health, and nursing, and is considered to be the starting point for developing a conceptual framework.
The four major concepts of the nursing metaparadigm described within the SM allow for its application to nursing care delivery in all patient care settings.
Most disciplines have a formal metaparadigm or Structural Hierarchy of Knowledge that is a widely accepted worldview of the discipline.
Nursing's metaparadigm concepts: disimpacting the debates.
Cody (9) menade att metaparadigm som ar grundat pa begrepp fran andra discipliner inte gar att anvanda.
Fisher argues that the narrative paradigm encompasses all communication and should be considered a "metaparadigm." (91) He bases his narrative paradigm on five basic assumptions.
With respect to terminology and neologisms, for example, Potts refers to "meta" [meaning] "beyond." We use "meta" differently, as a prefix implying a broader, higher level of order (e.g., metaparadigm), also in infinite unextended concepts such as metatime, metaspace, metaconsciousness, metainformation and metalife, following on, inter alia, Godel's metamathematics and Devereux's metafamiliarity.