Evaluation of Dorothea Orem's Nursing Model

This 5 page paper is based on an assessment of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Model. This model is based on the assertion that individuals can provide a level of self-care. Orem argues, then, that self-care deficits in the care setting often occur as a result of environmental situations. This paper outlines the basis for this model and its application. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Self-Agency & Nursing Theoretical Perspectives

A 5 page research paper. One of the basic principles of nursing is that intervention should aid the client/patient in obtaining the goal of self-agency or self-care. Nurses, in other words, do not seek simply to aid patients during a period of illness or injury, but to help them in reestablishing their ability to care for themselves and thereby resume their normal lives. This examination of this patient concern looks at the goal of self-agency from the perspective offered by three different nursing theoretical models, that of Orem, King and Rogers. This discussion will illustrate some of the numerous benefits that can be gained from employing nursing theory (or models) in considering patient concerns. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Orem’s Self-Care Model

A 6 page paper describing Dorothy Orem’s model of self care, followed by a discussion of the model’s advantages and disadvantages. In this age of cost containment effort, self-care carries the promise of reducing the cost of direct patient care in those settings in which it can be used. Some of these situations include diabetic testing, wound care, or self-catheterization at home, among others. Though cost savings can be great, perhaps the greatest advantage is the psychological benefit that the individual gains from having some measure of control over his own illness and its management, which can equate to better patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Integrating Orem’s Self Care and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

A 4 page paper integrating the concepts of Orem’s self care model and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Astute health care providers encourage patients in both acute and long term care to do as much for themselves as they can, operating within their limits while also responsibly stretching them at the same time. This concept can be related to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which classifies human needs in a range of five classifications beginning with basic physiological needs and ending with self-actualization. The purpose here is to meld Orem’s Self-Care Model and Maslow’s hierarchy in a way that can more greatly inform nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Nursing Process: Assessments, Team Approaches and Patient Care

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the central elements related to the nursing care process and the patient, including patient assessments, team approaches and the process of patient care. This paper considers these elements in the modern health care environment, including community health models under the United Kingdom's National Health system. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Nursing & AIDS

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Three Theories in the Clinical Setting

A 15 page paper presenting a patient case followed by application of three nursing theories to that single case. The nursing theories examined are Roy’s Adaptation Model, Neuman’s System Model and Orem’s Theory of Self-Care. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Orem's Theory as a Guide

A 5 page research paper that uses Dorothy Orem's model of nursing as a guide to creating a personal model. Dorothy Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory is one of the most often used models employed in general nursing practice (Horan, Doran and Timmins, 2004). This is primarily due to the fact that Orem's view of nursing corresponds with one of the most foundational tenets in nursing, which is that nursing intervention should facilitate the re-establishment of the self-care capacity of the patient. The tenets of Orem's theory are explored from an overall perspective and this information is then utilized in designing a personal conceptual model for nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Application of Nursing Theory to Practice

A 16 page paper discussing the case of Mr. K, an 81-year-old heart failure patient hospitalized so that his medication can be adjusted to his changing condition. The paper provides details of Mr. K, followed by discussion of Orem's self care and Roy's adaptation models. Both the Orem and Roy models are useful with this patient. Though the end goals are the same in each, the methods of achieving those goals are adaptable to Mr. K's specific situation. Both of the models help to negate reference to any specific patient in a dehumanizing manner, but keeps attention on the patient framed in terms of an individual with unique qualities. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Marketing Plan for Utilizing the Adult Nurse Practitioner at an HIV/AIDS Clinic

A 9 page paper discussing increased utilization of nurse practitioners for direct patient care at an HIV/AIDS clinic. Increased utilization of NPs in an HIV/AIDS clinic can bring about several benefits, including patient responsiveness, financial considerations and ability to see greater numbers of patients. Patients are likely to build closer interpersonal relationships with NPs than with MDs, which can benefit patients in a variety of ways, including how they manage their disease. Much of the territorial posturing by the medical community is falling away, enabling NPs and MDs to work in better cooperation for the good of their patients. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Conflict Management Between MDs and Nurse Practitioners

A 10 page paper using the Kolb model to examine conflict assessment and management. As health care changes and patients increasingly take active roles in their own health care, they care less about hierarchy than they do results and practical application rather than medical theory. Though the struggle is between nurse practitioners and physicians, it is the patient ultimately most affected. In today’s health care system as it currently exists, nurses not only have “more time” for direct patient interaction than do MDs, they also generally have greater motivation. The model presented here stresses communication and experimentation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nurse Management: Critical Incident Analysis

A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods without having some staff member check on their status several times during a single shift. Quality of care is an issue that gains great attention in today’s health care environment, and leaving any patient unattended for five hours does not even approach the point of providing quality care. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

The Transitional Care Model of Nursing and Care Plans for theElderly with Cardiac Problems

This 10 page report discusses the transitional care model of nursing and how it calls for an interdisciplinary approach in the creation and establishment of an appropriate and meaningful patient care plan. Without all components of the service and care delivery process working in coordination with one another, it is more than likely that one (or more) aspect of the patient’s overall care will be neglected or even eliminated. A truly “patient-centered” plan must assure that nursing and ancillary staff are organized in such a way that it supports both continuity and balance in the care provided to any patient. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Intensive Care Nursing

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, who view intensive care nurses as invaluable sources of information and insight. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Current Status of Nursing Theory: Evolution of Professional Nursing

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address central issues for patients, including patient advocacy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.