Nursing Theory : Orem 's Self Care Theory

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Importance of Theory: Orem’s Self-Care Theory David Yasabash Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice Introduction What is the importance of nursing theory in the nursing profession? In order to answer that question, one must first understand what nursing theory really is in the first place. So what is nursing theory? When we look into our textbook, we see that nursing theory is defined as “a set of logically interrelated concepts, statements, propositions, and definitions, which have been derived from philosophical beliefs of scientific data and from which questions or hypotheses can be deduced, tested, and verified.” (McEwen & Willis, 2014, p. 27) Studying and understanding nursing theory is important because it helps nursing professionals increase their knowledge and research in order to discover more improved ways of providing patient-centered care. Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Theory (also known as the Orem Model of Nursing), which is a grand nursing theory that is based on human needs, meaning that nurses are to help patients to be able to maintain and/or improve functioning or being able to do things for themselves to maintain their own health and well-being. (Orem, 2001) This is viewed as a need for individuals. This paper highlights the importance of Orem’s Model of Nursing theory and its main points as it is applied in the professional nursing practice area of Family Nurse Practitioners. Importance of
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