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Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of nursing? The American Nurses Association defines nursing as “…the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations (ANA, 2016).” So basically the definition of nursing is that we, as nurses, promote and protect the people we serve from individuals all the way up to entire populations. It is our job to help promote health and in
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