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Orem's Theories
An analysis of the application of Dorothea Orem's nuring theory to medical surgical nursing.
# 100341 | 843 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper analyzes Orem's nursing theory and how it can be applied to guide practice in medical surgical nursing. It describes the rationale behind the theory and discusses it in relation to a patient's self care. The paper then discusses the application of Orem's theory in nursing, particularly in relation to a congestive heart failure patient's education.

Table of Contents:
Brief overview of Orem's Theory of Self-Care
Review of Selected Literature
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"This theory is most significant in the realm of practice, particularly patient education, in the case of life-altering chronic diseases. In a study by Wilson, Mood, Risk and Kershaw (2003), they attempted to tackle the issue of evaluating written lay literature for health education and instruction by incorporating elements of Orem's theories. Evaluation involved two main components: "factors congruent with the patient and his or her environment [and] essential evaluation factors" (Wilson, Mood, Risk & Kershaw, 2003, p. 70). They found that more traditional formats, such as presenting an overview of the disease first might need to be tailored according to the reading material evaluation results in order to encourage knowledge retention and comprehension rather than readability (Wilson, Mood, Risk & Kershaw, 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Cavanagh S. (1991). Orem and the nursing process: new directions for the 1990s. Nurs Pract., 4(4), 26-8. Retrieved November 14, 2006, from the PubMed Database.
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