Dorothea Elizabeth Orem Analytical Essay by Research Group

Dorothea Elizabeth Orem
Examines the theory of nursing theorist from the 1950s, Dorothea Elizabeth Orem.
# 26704 | 760 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on May 13, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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This research examines the life, work and legacy of Dorothea Elizabeth Orem, a nursing theorist whose ideas emerged in the 1950s, exerting a great deal of influence on nursing education and practice. This paper analyzes Orem's theory, also known as the self-care deficit theory of nursing (SCDT).

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"Based on the assessment, the nurse may provide different degrees of "compensation" for the individual patient's "deficits" or relative inability to care for himself/herself(Orem, 1985). The theory is consistent with notions of wellness, preventive intervention, and patient empowerment that have been observed to foster recovery in a variety of venues and with a variety of illnesses (Shea, 1992; Neergaard, 1990)."

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