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Dorothea Orem and Imogene King
A review of the contribution of Dorothea Orem and Imogene King to nursing.
# 98534 | 756 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 02, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper takes a look at the work of Dorothea Orem and Imogene King in the world of nursing. According to the paper, both Orem and King have contributed considerably to the development of nursing science and conceptual theory. The paper goes on to review and discuss Orem and King's theories.

From the Paper:

"As far as nursing is concerned, both of these individuals see the importance of nursing as a helping and supportive field. Orem's emphasis is on art and technology to help someone care for him/herself, whereas King's is on meeting a social need and both individuals and groups who require healthcare. The emphasis on Orem's approach in on the patient doing as much as possible for him/herself; King's is on the interrelationship between the nurse and the patient. Orem's stress is on the immediate need of care and King is on a longer timetable of care from birth to illness to care of the dying in social settings."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • King, I. (1981) A Theory for Nursing System, Concepts, Process. New York: John Wiley.
  • Orem D. (1985) Nursing Concepts of Practice, New York: McGraw Hill.

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