Dr. Asdf 's Biography, Theory, Patient Scenario, And Real World Application

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Dr. Peplau was a brilliant woman whose contribution to the nursing world helped paved for a different way to providing nursing care. Her theory not only applies to behavioral problems but can be applied to other areas in nursing as well. This researcher will discuss Dr. Peplau’s biography, theory, patient scenario, and real world application.
Hildegard Elizabeth Peplau was born on September 1, 1909 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her parents, Gustav and Ottylie Peplau, were of German decent. Her father was a fireman for 31 years while her mother stayed at home to care for the children. Dr. Peplau had five siblings whom she was close with. Growing up in a household where the expectations of Dr. Peplau focused on marriage and children, she sought after a different road to her life; nursing was her way of changing the life expected of her (Cantor, 2013). The flu epidemic of 1918 played an important role in Dr. Peplau’s decision on becoming a nurse. It helped her understand the disease and how it affected families (Sills, Peplau, and Reppert, 2007). Dr. Peplau studied at Pottsstown Hospital Training School in Pennsylvania in 1931, where she received her diploma in nursing (O’Toole, 2013). She became the head nurse at Bennington College in Vermont which led to an opportunity for to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Psychology in 1943 (Sills, Peplau, and Reppert, 2007). It was at Bennington where she studied psychology with Eric Fromm, Fireda Fromm-Reichman, and…

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