Guidelines Philosophy provides the perspective on what is important to know, what is truth, and how knowledge is obtained.
Think about your view of truth. Is there only one truth or are there multiple truths?
This paper is a discussion about the choice of one philosophical underpinning (see below), and how it relates to the way we come to know in our nursing practice though the lens of a chosen aspect of your nursing story. This effort requires knowledge of the philosophical underpinnings of: positivism, post-positivism, critical theory, and constructivism.
A discussion about the underpinning philosophy, what it means, and how it fits with a chosen aspect of your nursing story should ensue. The key elements of your paper are listed below:
Identify the underpinning philosophy that fits the way you nurse.
Explain the relationship of that underpinning philosophy and the chosen aspect you want to highlight in your nursing story.
Discuss the ontological and epistemological beliefs that are associated with the paradigm that underpins your nursing story.
Identify which of the ways of knowing is most prominent in your nursing story. Justify your answer.