Importance of Theory Paper

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Importance of Theory Paper Laura A. Novascone Chamberlain College of Nursing Instructor Jodi Protokowicz 7/16/15 A nursing theory provides a view or window into the reality of nursing (CCN, 2015). Nursing theories are basic concepts that define nursing practice and provide the explanation to why nurses do what they do. I have given no thought to the use of nursing theory until taking this nursing class and this assignment is proving very difficult to follow. I have utilized nursing theory in my everyday work of nursing. A nurse will use multiple nursing theories during the scope of their day. These theories guide how nurses treat their patients, how tasks are performed and assessments or interventions are carried out. Critical…show more content…
COPD is a progressive disease which leads to exercise intolerance and extreme shortness of breath. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, more than 80 million COPD patients have reached intermediate or severe stages ( Akyil & Erguney, 2012). Data was collected from December 2008 to January of 2010. The data collection tool was comprised of an adaptation of Roy’s Adaptation Model (RAM) an evaluation form from social support of friends and family. Care and treatment of those with chronic disease doesn’t aim for healthy return of function but for adaptative to and cooperative to management of disease. Nursing education is extremely important in care of the COPD patient. Patient’s can increase knowledge and acquire healthy behavior by nursing education and follow up. Example #2, In the second article found is about death and dying. A nursing education process is the death and dying aspect of life. According to Dobratz (2014) dying persons were believed to enter a new role, one that involved an illness transition, from that of extreme poor health to death, the term life closure came about. The same four human dimensions are the four adaptive phases of Roy’s adaptive theory which are physiological, psychological, social and existential. Each patient needs to learn about the transitions of life and death. While it’s impossible to change the course of terminal illness, nurses and other professionals can work together with the
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