Nursing theories on the WWW: Nightingale, Leininger, and Neuman
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The author of this paper reviews information available of Internet nursing sites relating to nursing theories and the value of such sites to nurses and those studying to enter the profession. The paper centers its review around three specific nursing theories: Florence Nightingale's - theory of the cannons of nursing, Madeline Leininger's theory of transcultural nursing and Betty Neuman's systems model and how they are presented on various Internet sites including the University of San Diego nursing school, Clayton University nursing site and the official Leininger website.
From the Paper:"A more broad-ranging theory with more easily accessible resources on the World Wide Web is that of Betty Neuman's Systems Model. It should be noted that Neuman's model proudly identifies itself as model, not a full theory. However, there is substantial literature upon the Internet on Neuman's theory, including her own society's website, and also many general non-affiliated overviews. Systems theory has shaped and defined much of nursing theory since the 1970s. Neuman's model is described as "a conceptual framework, a visual representation, for thinking about humans and nurses and their interactions. The model views the person as a layered, multidimensional whole that is in constant dynamic interaction with the environment" (Heyman and Wolfe, 2000, In short). Each patient should be considered simultaneously and comprehensively, including the physiological or physicochemical structure and function of the patient's body, the psychological mental processes and emotions that can affect health, the sociocultural relationships and expectations and activities of the patient, spiritual beliefs, and developmental processes related to development of the patient's lifespan (Heyman and Wolfe, 2000, key concepts). The family and immediate hospital environment and general environment of the patient are also part of the system which requires consideration, and often treatment as well as the patient."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brenda. (2002, April.). Overview of Nursing Models. Retrieved on January 18, 2009 at http://www.geocities.com/ninquiry2002/overviewnm
- Harmeet, April 2002. Madeline Leininger. Nursing Models. Retrieved on January 18, 2009 at http://www.geocities.com/ninquiry2002/madeleineleininger.html
- Heyman, Patrick & Sandra Wolfe. (2000). In short. Neuman. Retrieved on January 18, 2009 at http://www.patheyman.com/essays/neuman/short.htm
- Heyman, Patrick & Sandra Wolfe. (2000). Key concepts. Neuman. Retrieved on January 18, 2009 at http://www.patheyman.com/essays/neuman/concepts.htm
- Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing. 1860. Google Books. Retrieved on January 18, 2009 at http://books.google.com/books?id=YxIDAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Notes+on+Nursing
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