Comparison and Analysis Across Theories

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Comparison and Analysis Across Theories Comparison and Analysis across Theories The purpose of the nursing theories is to provide an interrelating framework focusing on the nursing practice. The defined nursing theories promote better patient care, improve the status of nursing profession, and improve the communication between the nurses, and provide guidance to the researches and education (Keefe, 2011). Not all nursing theories have the same meanings; however, they play the important role of explaining the key concepts and principles of nursing practice in understanding way. Dorothy Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory and Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model are considered as grand nursing theories. The grand nursing theories are a…show more content…
Many organizations now exist to support the advancement of nursing profession. Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, is created to “support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide” ("STTI Organizational," 2011.) International Orem Society “promote the advancement of nursing science and provide scholarship in the area of Orem's Theory of Self-Care Deficit Nursing to lead to further advancement of knowledge for the discipline of nursing” ("International Orem," 2011.) The Roy Adaptation Association (RAA) is a society of nursing scholars who want to “advance nursing practice by developing basic and clinical nursing knowledge based on the Roy Adaptation Model” ("Roy Adaptation," 2011.) These organizations along with progression of the nursing theories will promote the advancement of nursing science and enhance the nursing profession. References Alligood, M., & Tomey, A. (2006). Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory. (2011, October 14). Retrieved November 6, 2011, from Nursing Theories Web site: International Orem Society for Nursing Science and Scholarship. (2011). Retrieved November 6, 2011, from Keefe, S. (2011). About Nursing Theory. Retrieved October 22, 2011, from
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