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Nursing Theory
An overview of nursing theories, focusing primarily on the theories of Madeleine Leininger and Betty Neuman.
# 105079 | 1,395 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper discusses various theories of nursing practice and demonstrates the success of each theory. In addition, it defines similarities between the Madeleine Leininger and Betty Neuman theories as well as two other theorists who believe that in order to treat the whole patient their environment needs to be taken into account.

Practical Similarities and Practical Dissimilarities
Philosophical Similarities
Related Theories
Examples of Personal Experience

From the Paper:

"Madeleine Leininger's (2002) trans-cultural nursing theory combines humanism and science in treating the whole patient. Trans-cultural nursing involves treating a patient based upon their values, beliefs and way of life--their cultural. Nurses use a patient's cultural surroundings in their treatment. The foundation of trans-cultural nursing is terminology. Examples of trans-cultural terminology used are culture values, culturally diverse, ethnocentrism and race (Leininger, 2002, pp. 189-192).
"Betty Neuman is also a theorist who created the Neuman Systems Model. The Neuman Systems Model was designed to give nurses a wide range information about the patient. Physiological, socio-cultural, psychological, spiritual and developmental variables all having influence on a patient's health are considered in the assessment and treatment phases. The foundation of the Neuman Systems Model is that a patient's environment effects their resistance and defense in terms of illness. In other words a patient's environment defines the internal and external dimensions of the patient (Gigliotti, 1999, pp. 36-44)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Duffy, J. & Hoskins, L. (2003). The Quality-Caring Model: Blending dual paradigms. Advances in Nursing Science, 26(1), 79-90.
  • Gigliotti, E. (1999). Women's multiple role stress: Testing Neuman's flexible line of defense. Nursing Science Quarterly, 12, 36-44.
  • Leininger ,M. (2002). Transcultural nursing. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 13(3), 189-192.
  • Nightingale, F. (1954). Selected writings of Florence Nightingale. (L. Ridgely Seymer, Ed.). New York: The Macmillan Co. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from

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