Essential Concepts of a Nursing Theory
also called the metaparadigm for nursing
1. Person (client) - recipient of nursing care (includes individuals, families, groups, and communities)
2. Environment - internal and external surroundings that affect the client (includes people in the physical environment such as families, friends, and significant others.
3. Health - degree of wellness or well-being that the client experiences
4. Nursing - attributes, characteristics, and actions of the nurse providing care for or with the client.