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Concept Analysis of Self Care
A review of the history and application of the concept of self care and how it relates to nursing, with a case study analysis.
# 106059 | 3,488 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 24, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper describes and discusses the concept of self care in the health sector. It provides a history of self care in nursing practice and discusses its importance. The paper then discusses the importance of knowledge and education for self care and looks at the process of gaining information. The paper also looks at barriers to self care. Finally, the paper presents a case study that discusses the issues relating to self care and the role of the nurse.

Table of Contents:
Introduction to the Concept of Self Care
History of Self Care
Self Care in Nursing Practice
Self Care in Education
Self Care in Research
Self Care in the Future
The Importance of Self Care
Philosophical and Theoretical Application of Self Care
Self Care Deficit Theory of Nursing
Self Care and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
Barriers to Self Care
Case Example

From the Paper:

"The role of the nurse in this situation would be to design a plan for self care which addresses the current self care deficits. For example in this situation, the plan may include education from a specialist into ways in which Claudia can more effectively self manage her diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. This may contribute significantly to reducing the self care deficit and may allow Claudia to fully participate in self care individually. However this may not fully address the deficit, so the involvement of Claudia's family may also be included in the plan. This may involve providing education to the family with regards to helping Claudia in monitoring her diabetes, or may involve discussion about actions which could be taken by Claudia's family to extend their participation in self care. In this instance, Claudia requires only a supportive educative agency, although the situation would need to be monitored as the requirement may change in the future to a partly or wholly compensatory nursing system should the self care deficit increase for any reason (Kumar, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bayliss, E.A., Steiner, J.F., Fernald, D.H., Crane, L.A. and Main, D.S. (2003) Descriptions of barriers to self-care by persons with co-morbid chronic diseases. Annals of Family Medicine, 1(1): 15-21.
  • Centre for Cancer Education (1998) Self Care. University of Newcastle. Retrieved on November 2, 2007, from:
  • Cox, K.R. and Taylor, S.G. (2005) Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory: Pediatric asthma as exemplar. Nursing Sciences Quarterly, 18(3): 249-257.
  • Gerber, B. and Ahern, D. (2003) Internet-based patient self-care: The next generation of health care delivery. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 5(2): 8
  • Kumar, C.P. (2007) Application of Orem's self-care deficit theory and standardized nursing languages in a case study of a woman with diabetes. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 18(3): 103-110.

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