Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory Case Study by Quality Writers

This paper provides an overview and application of Orem's self-care deficit theory.
# 102323 | 2,160 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 23, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper provides a brief overview of the self-care deficit theory based on Dorothea Orem's use of the four meta-paradigmatic concepts. The paper demonstrates how a client, Mrs. S., has specific health-care deficits along with strengths and also looks at any areas in which the theory is not effective. The paper explains Orem's theory that a client's health is affected by a number of contributing personal factors and various factors that are found in the environment and maintaining and restoring health depends on whether the client can effectively cope with these factors and self-care requisites.

Overview of Self-care Deficit Theory
Self-care Theory Applied to Mrs. S

From the Paper:

"Orem's theory of self-care is based in her concept of the human being. The person is a biopsychosocial self-care being who is capable of self-care. This is a holistic view involving multiple domains of the person. The goal of nursing is to assist and support the client with the need for self-care and to promote health. This goal is achieved by nurses who use the nursing process to develop a plan of care for the client. The environment contains internal and external stimuli with which the client interacts, and such interaction is crucial because the environment contains resources which contribute to self-care (Sousa & Zauszniewski, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Horsburgh, M. (1999). Self-care of well adult Canadians and adult Canadians with end stage renal disease. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 36 (6), 443-453.
  • Lukkarinen, H. & Hentinen, M. (1997). Self-care agency and factors related to this agency among patients with coronary heart disease. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 34 (4), 295-304.
  • Micek, W. & Tuzik, S. (1996). Patient outcomes: The link between nursing diagnoses and interventions. Journal of Nursing Administration, 26 (11), 29-35.
  • Sousa, V. & Zauszniewski, J. (2006). Toward a theory of diabetes self-care Management. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 9 (2), 61-68.
  • Ulbrich, S. (1999). Nursing practice theory of exercise as self-care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Volume 31 (1), 65-70.

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