Concept Comparison and Analysis Across Theories

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Concept Comparison and Analysis Across Theories Ryan Velasco University of Phoenix NUR/513 March 13, 2012 Noura Kassis Ed.D., R.N. Concept Comparison and Analysis Across Theories Nursing as a profession has evolved through the contributions of practicing nurse theorists who have worked rigorously toward improving the way nurses approach the art and science of nursing. Through theory development, nursing models, and their conceptual frameworks, they have provided a foundation for nurses and their practice. Nursing theories have developed from the choices and assumptions about the nature of what a particular theorist believes about nursing, what the basis of nursing knowledge is, and nurses do or how they practice in…show more content…
According to George (2011), “the individual starts to feel as though he or she is an integral part of the helping environment and begins to take control of the situation by extracting help from the services offered” (p. 69). Nurses need to be aware the clients degree of independence aiding them toward the next and final phase. Termination Phase At times difficult for both nurse and client this phase marks the conclusion of the relationship. The patient’s needs have already been met by the collaborative efforts between the patient and nurse. The patient and nurse need to terminate their therapeutic relationship and dissolve the links between them (George, 2011). At the conclusion of this phase, both nurse, and client gain independence as he or she individually mature from his or her relationship. Human-to-Human Relationship Model Joyce Travelbee was an open-minded thinker who established the Human-to-Human Relationship model, which she introduced in her published book Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing in 1966 and revised in 1971. Travelbee (1971) defines nursing as, “an interpersonal process whereby the professional nurse practitioner assists an individual, family, or community to prevent, or cope with the experience of illness and suffering and, if necessary, to find meaning
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