The Theory Of The Nurse As Wounded Healer By Dr. Marion Conti O ' Hare

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I am a recent baccalaureate graduate of Charleston Southern University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 2015. On June 20, 2015, I received my NCLEX-RN results and became a registered nurse in the state of South Carolina. After considering my options for a graduate program, I happily accepted my offer from Case Western Reserve University and moved to Cleveland to pursue my graduate studies. Over the course of my undergraduate career, theories were included in the curriculum but not in depth. It is for this reason that I am excited to partake in this course – to learn the foundational and applicable theories of the nursing profession.
I knew there are multiple nursing theories from previous discussion. However, I did not realize there were so many that I would be interested in. Some were much more philosophical than I was comfortable with, yet others captivated me. For the purpose of this assignment, I decided to look more closely at the Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer by Dr. Marion Conti-O’Hare. The notion of a wounded healer originated with Greek mythology but was coined by psychologist, Dr. Carl Jung in 1951(Daneault, 2008). Dr. Jung believed that “the disease of the soul could be the best possible form of training for a healer” and that “only a wounded [healer] could heal effectively” (Daneault, 2008). Dr. Conti-O’Hare’s theory assumes nine concepts. A few included the following:
“All human beings experience trauma in their lives; for…

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