Professional Roles and Values 2
C304 Task 1
A nursing theory that has influenced my values and goals, is the self-care deficit theory by Dorothea Orem. This theory is based on the idea that nurses are to help restore patients self-care capability to enable the patient to sustain structural reliability and growth through purposeful nursing intervention (Cherry, B., & Jacob, S., 2016). In other words, nurses are to implement interventions that correlates with patients illness or injury, to help patient returned to their maximal level of function to meet their care needs, while maintaining their sense of well-being.
A1. How nurses apply the theory from part A to implement excellent nursing care practices, is by creating an individualized care plan for each patient. An individualized care plan helps nurses identify each patients self-care deficit, in relation to their illness or injury, and help nurse to create specific goals and interventions that helps patients to healed and achieved their maximal level of function. Using the self-care deficit theory, nurses can collaborate with patients to identify what their unmet care needs are, giving patients the sense of power and control over their health, promoting excellent nursing practice.
A2. How the above theory fits my professional practice; as a rehab nurse, I my goal is to help my patients healed from their illness or injury, while maintaining or restoring their optimal level of functions. I achieved this by allowing my patients to care for themselves as much as possible, promoting their independence through the healing process. I collaborate with patients, therapist and their family to identify what their care deficits are, and then create an individualized care plan with specific goals and interventions to meet my patients need.
B. Identify the contributions of two historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century.
Born March 13, 1919, Faye Abdellah was the first nurse and first woman to serve as deputy Surgeon General. Her contribution to nursing was with the creation of the Twenty-one nursing problems. Client-centered interventions theory. The bases of her theory was to shift the focus of nursing from disease-centered nursing, to patient-centered nursing. She also developed The Patient Assessment of Care Evaluation, that is used in the United States.
The second historical figure is Dorothea Orem. Born in 1914, Dorothea went on to earn her several Honorary Doctorate degrees and was named an Honorary fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1992. Dorothea contribution nursing was the development of the Self-Care Deficit nursing theory. The idea behind her theory is that patients can recovery more quickly and holistically by being involved in their own self-care as much as possible. Dorothea self-care theory is used particularly...