Nursing and Personality Theory Term Paper by Champ

Nursing and Personality Theory
An overview of Erik Erickson's personality theories as applied to nursing.
# 98569 | 778 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 03, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper presents an examination of personality theories by famed theorist Erik Erickson and looks at how the theory applies to the field of nursing. The paper also explores the theory of locomotor development and explains how it is used in the author's daily profession as a nurse.

The Theory
Using it in Nursing

From the Paper:

"In the field of pediatric nursing, the understanding of Erickson's personality theory can be extremely useful. Knowing what the theory believes and what the various stages of childhood development entail, provides an excellent backdrop for nurses to be significantly more equipped when it comes to handling their young patients.
When children are seen in the office, it can be a scary and sometimes overwhelming experience for them. If they are between the ages of 2-6, a nurse who understands the locomotor theory of Erickson can use it to help the child feel comfortable and in control of their environment and the medical events of their lives. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Erik Erickson (accessed 1-21-06)
  • Ranaldi, Robert (2006) Separation, motivation, and depression: neonatal isolation reduces food-rewarded operant responding in rats. The Psychological Record

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