A Brief Note On Effective Thinking And Verbal Behavior

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Hildegard Peplau Latriece Session Arizona College of Allied Health Effective Thinking and Verbal Behavior NUR201 Amber Kool January 23, 2017 Hildegard Peplau Prominent Nurse Theorist, Hildegard Peplau, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in the year of 1909. As a small child, she grew watching people, who obtained a very ferocious strand of influenza virus, who were greatly ill, thus many died. As Peplau grew up, she felt the need to help people who were ill and sick, she wanted to make them well and to feel better. Her desire took her to Pottstown, Pennsylvania School of Nursing Diploma Program, in which she graduated in 1931. She went on to work as a staff nurse in Pennsylvania and New York. Shortly thereafter, Peplau …show more content…

Her resume continued employment by the World Health Organization, the United States Surgeon General, the United States Air Force, and the National Institute of Mental Health, plus the United States Government. Unfortunately, one of our greatest theoretical minds, Hildegard Peplau dies March 17, 1999. Peplau was most widely known for her pronounced belief in interpersonal relations theory in nursing. In that theory, she felt that the patient and the nurse would develop an interpersonal therapeutic relationship that would deliver a desirable outcome for the patient. From the viewpoint of Peplau, caring for a patient involves the nurse, the patient, and the understanding relationship that develops between them. There were two ultimate goals that needed to be achieved, the patient’s survival and the patient’s acknowledgement of his or her condition and ways of prevention. Within the interpersonal relationship, the nurse learns about her patient through assessment, treatment, and evaluation, therapeutically. Peplau stated that the nurse-patient interpersonal relationship develops over four phases: orientation, identification, exploitation, and resolution. Because the nursing process and Peplau’s interpersonal relations theory, both focus on having a therapeutic relationship with patients, they work interchangeably together. Assessment versus orientation entails

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