This is an area of practice which involves giving care and treatment to patients with different forms of mental health conditions (Good, 2008). Even though it will not be admitted that patients with mental health…
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As a result of this, a situation referred to as self-care deficit results for patients receiving care. Self-care deficit has been explained as a situation where a patient is unable to meet their self-care requites (Register and Herman, 2006). As explained already this situation occurs because of the amount of time that care givers give to mental health patients, denying patients the need to give themselves care.
Meanwhile, Dorothea Orem developed and introduced the self-care deficit nursing theory as a form of middle range nursing theory to help nurses tackle such situations as described above (Good, 2008). Because self-care deficit nursing theory is a form of middle range nursing theory, it would be said that middle range theory will be most applicable to the author’s area of nursing practice. In the application of middle range theory however, there are a number of assumptions that are used to underpin the implementation of the theory. The central philosophy or assumption based on which the theory works is that all patients wish to care for themselves (Register and Herman, 2006). This means that patients are presented with better opportunities of recovery if they are allowed to perform their own self-care. Based on this assumption, it is expected that instead of psychiatric nurses doing everything for patients, they should make room for patients to try their hands on basic tasks. This can help in making the whole healthcare process
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Frequent appreciation statements prompted Leninger to highlight the role of care as a central component of nursing. The fundamentals of this theory are based on the recurrent behavioral patterns of children on a cultural basis. It identifies care and cultural knowledge as a vital link in nursing and the variations necessary in support compliance, wellness and healing.
It is however, important to understand that nursing theory is divided into three important categories i.e. Grand Nursing Theories, Mid-Range Theories and Nursing Practice Theories. Middle range nursing theories are considered to be helpful to both the nurses as well as the student nurses to carry out their research and accomplish their goals relatively easily.
This contemporary and practical middle range theory encourages nurses to revisit their beginnings and concentrate on their patients’ comfort needs in numerous aspects of their lives, including the physical, environmental, spiritual, psychological, financial, social, and psychological (Smith & Liehr, 2008).
The greater concerns for consumer confidence, quality graduate education, and clear outcomes mandates that a more coherent and consistent set of standards are articulated.
Grand Theory emphasizes a global viewpoint with a board perspective of nursing practice, and a distinct nursing perspective of nursing phenomenon.
The chronic sorrow experience depends on the individual and the circumstances that trigger it. It is cyclical, causing episodes of re-grief at any time. The model tells us there are coping strategies; internal that people find their own methods of getting through, and external support and comfort from others, including nurses and other health professionals.
Alex tried to stop the impasse between John and Bruce. In order to do such, Alex has propositioned his thoughts regarding the effect of anarchy on world politics. In this context, Alex has introduced a new dimension regarding power and politics in the United States (Ostrom and Job 541-566).