Personal Philosophy of Nursing Education Paper
Instruction and Grading Rubric
2. Develops a personal philosophy of nursing education by incorporating the following elements: (60 points)
3.Discusses the following: (80 points)
4. Adheres to APA guidelines and the paper is free from misspellings and grammatical errors. (40 points)
The transtheoretical model of change is an integrative model of behavior change that describes how people modify a problem behavior or acquire a positive behavior. The model focuses on the decision making process of an individual and addresses emotions, cognition, and behavior.
The stages of change are the organizing construct of the model. The model identifies change as a process. This process involves five stages: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance.
The precontemplation stage is the time when individuals are not planning to change their behavior in the foreseeable future. Contemplation is the time when individuals are anticipating changing their behavior in the next six months. It is during the preparation phase that individuals are anticipating taking action in the near future. During this stage, action-oriented behavior programs are most effective. Action is the stage during which individuals have made changes in their lifestyles in the last six months. At this time the individual is acutely aware of his/her ability to relapse into older behavior patterns. The final stage of the model is the maintenance stage during which people are engaged in the new behaviors and are more confident that they can maintain the desired behavior. The stages of change are not unidirectional; individuals do not always progress towards change. They may regress to an earlier stage of change. One example of regression is relapse. Relapse occurs when an individual moves from action or maintenance to an earlier stage of change. This is the issue with the use of diet pills or food in weight management. Transitions between the stages of change are affected by a set of variables known as the process of change. Health education is most effective if it is tailored to the stage of change in which a person is engaged.
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