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Nursing Theorist: Ida Jean Orlando University of Phoenix Nursing 403 Nursing Theorist: Ida Jean Orlando Ida Jean Orlando was born in 1926, the first of her Italian family born in America. She received multiple degrees while pursuing her education. Orlando started with her nursing diploma in 1947 and achieved even greater success in her educational endeavors by eventually receiving her B.S. in public health, and her M.A. in mental health nursing. Orlando became an associate professor at Yale University in 1954. While at Yale, she became the project investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health grant. Orlando’s participation and research in the grant study led her to the discovery of her theory that she first described as…show more content…
Further investigation and identification of possible fears and needs should be a shared experience between nurse and patient. The third concept in Orlando’s model discusses the immediate reaction or internal response of the nurse. During initial assessment, the nurse will form immediate perceptions of the patient, which stimulates automatic thoughts and feelings. The sequence that occurs during a persons immediate reaction is perception using the five sense organs, perceptions that cause automatic thoughts, which stimulates automatic feelings, which, in turn, causes the person to take action (Alligood, 2010). The nurse’s perceptions are based on past knowledge and experiences, which can be triggered so quickly that the reaction is automatic rather than controlled. The patient may interpret the nurse’s response as appropriate or incorrect. The nurse’s immediate reaction can have a direct affect on the nurse-patient relationship, in turn affecting the patient’s ability to express his or her needs. Orlando’s fourth concept addressed in her Theory of Nursing is the deliberative nursing process or reflective inquiry. The nurse must initiate a process of investigation and exploration with the patient to ascertain his or her immediate needs. Orlando believed the nursing process was only successful when viewed as two-way, dynamic relationship between nurse and patient. During the exploratory process, the
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