Theory development stems from personal experiences, intuition, and knowledge of the theorist (Burns et al., 2013). When a scholar develops a theory, it has to be tested through research. The findings of the study are then presented to experts in the area of academics and the field of practice (Burns et al., 2013). The presentation of the findings allows experts to provide constructive criticism, highlight the pros and cons of the theory, and acknowledge whether or not the theory can be accepted as a guide to practice. This theory evaluation paper will give the reader a theory description, theory analysis, and an assessment of Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit theory of nursing (Alligood et al., 2010).
Conclusion Having defined nursing theories promotes better patient care, improve the status of nursing profession, and improve the communication between the nurses. In addition to guiding the nurses to provide the best care to the patients, nursing theories are used to promote and guide baccalaureate programs, administration and nursing research.
Hello professor and classmates, I will like to take a moment to thank you professor Traci Moxley for your feedbacks and guidelines this semester. I also want to congratulate my classmates for standing firm to the end of this semester. I enjoyed reading your opinions on the various topics and getting an insight into your nursing practice. I wish you all the best as you progress in your education and careers.
My eagerness to do this course is because I have always shown a growing interest into nursing as it strikes me as a worthwhile and satisfying career to choose. I am a confident student prepared to supply the university with good transmission skills, reinforce others, and being able to collaborate
Nursing theories form the supportive framework on which our patient care relies on (Alejandro, 2017). It is not only the foundation of the nursing discipline but, it defines of we practice. If nurses lack that foundation, new knowledge development within nursing will decline. They are very important for Masters and advanced practice nursing students who are preparing to
Theories have been a fundamental part of nursing since the early stages of the profession. When nursing was a new discipline, theorists began to determine the theoretic basis of practice. Nursing theories have been used to define the individual receiving nursing care, the goal or purpose of nursing, the nursing intervention, as well as the role of the nurse (Im & Ju Chang, 2012, p. 2) There was a change in focus from nursing education to nursing research during the theory era which was in the mid 1970’s to
Why is research on past nursing theorist intergraded into nursing education today? How are nursing theories and theorist from the 19th century relevant today? It’s the 21st century and nursing has change substantial over the past three centuries. Nurses are no longer the starched white uniform dress wearing, doctor’s little helpers that they use to be. The field of nursing has graduated from all white dresses and white stockings with caps to more functional scrubs and relaxed rules about cosmetics and jewelry. Nurses now communicate important information about patients to doctors and provide input into treatment plans. The scope of practice for nurses had been outlined to allow nurses to make more independent decisions and follow the nursing process to deliver life saving measures, so what could we possibly have in common with nurses from 200 years ago. Nursing was new then, what could those nurses possibly have known that technology has not innovated today. The writer of this paper was shocked to find out that her antagonistic attitude toward researching theory was unfounded. There is actually a lot to learn from our nursing predecessors.
Nursing theories: Today, nursing profession had advanced to the highest degree, shifting from dependence on total medical direction in delivering basic care, into an independent practice by using nursing theories, models and nursing interventions. Nursing practice must be based on nursing theories and this is what makes nursing as a
Throughout the history of nursing, many theories have been developed by nurses to explain certain concepts and phenomena. By identifying these systems of ideas, nurses can better understand the relationships between concepts and use them in the clinical setting. This method of thinking ultimately helps guide evidence-based practice. Understanding the ideas and concepts behind these nursing theories are vital to the development of professionalism and knowledge that are beneficial in the improvement of care that nurses provide for their patients. Considered a middle-range theory, the uncertainty in illness theory was first published in 1988 by a Professor of nursing named Merle Mishel, who has distinguished uncertainty as a stress-producing factor in an illness situation and how patients cope based on their perception or meaning of their illness. Uncertainty has been defined by Mishel (1988) as “the inability to determine the meaning of illness-related events”, and it arises when the “decision maker is unable to assign definite value to objects or events, or is unable to predict outcomes accurately” (as cited in Blais & Hayes, 2011, p. 111). In other words, uncertainty is a thought process that the patient is in where their current understanding of their illness is insufficient to help them understand what their illness means to them. Mishel’s uncertainty theory was influenced using information from Lazarus and Folkman’s theory concerning stress and coping, which had
Today, nursing profession had advanced to the highest degree, shifting from dependence on total medical direction in delivering basic care, into an independent practice by using nursing theories, models and nursing interventions. Nursing practice must be based on nursing theories and this is what makes nursing as a profession. Nursing theories gives a direction and acts as a guide for structured professional nursing practice, education and research. Effective and efficient nursing care is based on prompt assessment, intervention and evaluation, and nursing theories is used as a guide for nurses to deliver high quality of care. In order to have an effective decision making and implementation, nursing theories would be able to provide a rational for collection of data that is reliable and valid regarding the patient’s health status. Nursing theories also helps to institute criteria to measure the quality of nursing care. Nursing theories is known to enhance the autonomy of nursing and build a common nursing terminology that is used in communicating with other healthcare providers.
Nursing Theory, Background, and Literature Review Emergency rooms across the nation are experiencing the epidemic of mental health patients boarding in their departments for days and weeks. The demand for beds far outweighs the supply and for pediatric patients it is even worse. The lack of community mental health resources and poor coordination of care are just a few of the reasons (Meieran, S., 2016). Suffering alongside the patients are the many caregivers who struggle with the moral and ethical issues surrounding the care of these young patients placed in this environment.
Integrating Theory for Social Justice in Advanced Practice Nursing Across disciplines, theoretical frameworks guide everyday practice (De Chesnay & Anderson, 2016). Nursing, as a profession based on caring, has a calling to advocate for the betterment of humanity, but we cannot stand alone in this effort. Interdisciplinary efforts are
Individualized Attention The application of nursing theories to the nursing care practice promotes the structure of care. It intensifies the importance of an individual in need and facilitates the environment of healing. By integrating the major nursing theories into the daily nursing routine in the hospitals or the community, and understanding
Theories in Nursing This paper discusses practice, research, and theory as it pertains to nursing. It explains how important research is in nursing practice. The paper talks about mislabeling specimen issues that hospital I work for encountered and examples of similar situations at other healthcare facilities. This paper discuses Florence Nightingale’s environmental theory of nursing care as it pertains to a horrible case study of parent negligence.
"Nursing knowledge is the inclusive total of the philosophies, theories, research, and practice wisdom of the discipline. As a professional discipline, this knowledge is necessary for guiding practice," (Smith & Liehr, 2008). By accomplishing this through theories, further research can be undertaken to improve practice and knowledge within the nursing discipline.