Faye Abdellah

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II. Biography of Faye Abdellah

Faye Glenn Abdellah is a pioneer nursing researcher who formulated the Typology of 21 Nursing Problems. Faye Glenn Abdellah was born on March 13, 1919 in New York City. She finished her basic nursing education, magna cum laude in 1942 from Fitkin Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Neptune, New Jersey and obtained her Bachelor of Science in 1945, her Masters of Arts in 1947 and her Doctor of Education in1955 from the Teachers College at Columbia University. She is a former Chief Nurse Officer for the U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Servces, Washington D.C. Faye Glenn Abdellah is the first nurse and first woman to work as Deputy Surgeon of the United States.
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11 nursing skills to be used in developing a treatment typology

10 steps to identify the client’s problems
• Learn to know the patient
• Sort out relevant and significant data
• Make generalizations about available data in relation to similar nursing problems presented by other patients
• Identify the therapeutic plan
• Test generalizations with the patient and make additional generalizations
• Validate the patient’s conclusions about his nursing problems
• Continue to observe and evaluate the patient over a period of time to identify any attitudes and clues affecting his behavior
• Explore the patient’s and family’s reaction to the therapeutic plan and involve them in the plan
• Identify how the nurses feels about the patient’s nursing problems
• Discuss and develop a comprehensive nursing care plan

11 nursing skills
• Observation of health status
• Skills of communication
• Application of knowledge
• Teaching of patients and families
• Planning and organization of work
• Use of resource materials
• Use of personnel resources
• Problem-solving
• Direction of work of others
• Therapeutic use of the self
• Nursing procedure

• Nursing problems provide guidelines for the collection of data.
• A principle underlying the problem solving approach is that for
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