Analysis Of Hildegard Peplau 's Nursing Theory

984 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
“A nursing theory is a set of concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions or propositions derived from nursing models or from other disciplines and project a purposive, systematic view of phenomena by designing specific inter-relationships among concepts for the purposes of describing, explaining, predicting, and /or prescribing (Current Nursing, 2012).” Hildegard Peplau’s nursing theory focuses on the interpersonal processes and therapeutic relationship that develops between the nurse and client (Blias & Hayes, 2016). “This theory requires the nurse to attend to the interpersonal processes such as; nurse-client relationship, communication, pattern integration and the roles of the nurse (Current Nursing, 2012)”. It stresses the importance of the nurses’ ability to understand their own behavior to help others recognize perceived difficulties. There are four phases to this theory: orientation phase, identification phase, exploitation phase and resolution phase. The orientation phase is the getting acquainted phase where early levels of trust are met. The identification phase is when the client begins to identify problems that need to be worked on within the relationship, and the nurse helps the client recognize his/her own interdependent/participation role and promotes responsibility to self. Next, in the exploitation phase the client gains full trust in the nurse, client has full use of nursing services, and the client can solve immediate problems…
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