The Theory Of Psychodynamic Nursing

1351 Words Mar 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Theory to Practice
Nursing care resolves around the metaparadigms of person, health, environment and nursing, and without these key concepts, the focus of patient care would suffer. Hildegard Peplau’s theory of psychodynamic nursing helps a nurse understand their behavior and help patients identify their difficulties allowing human relation solutions to the problems nurses of all experiences come across. This paper will identify a situation in my nursing school experience that was particularly meaningful to me. The paper will incorporate the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm and link the situation to Hildegard Peplau’s theory of psychodynamic nursing. Finally, the paper will review your Peplau’s major assumptions and identify how they apply to the situation.
During my first semester student clinical rotation, I was introduced to patient, 76 year old AB who was being treated at an assisted living facility. She was a wonderful patient and someone I immediately connected with. AB had been medically diagnosed with COPD and displayed all the classic physical signs of the disease such as wheezing, deliberate breathing, severe shortness of breath and nutritional deficit. She was my first patient as a student nurse and the first person I was able to complete a health assessment and nursing care plan for. I recognized early on that AB was special and someone who would be a great person to communicate with. With the initial assessment she was a little scared, but…
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