Historical Theorists In Nursing

8 pages in length. One's view of nursing as a discipline and approach to nursing practice is influenced by a particular theoretical/conceptual model. While all nursing models have elements in common, each model proposes a slightly different manner by which to view the essential nursing concepts and various approaches to nursing. Understanding the evolution of a model and how the essential concepts of the model were developed is prerequisite to identifying the inherent differences between models. Ultimately, one chooses a nursing model based upon and compatible with one's own beliefs, values and nursing practice. The writer discusses the theories of Virginia Henderson, Hildgard Peplau, Dorothea Orem, Sr. Callister Roy, Martha E. Rogers and Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Martha Rogers and The Science of Unitary Human Beings

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the perspectives of nursing theorist Martha Rogers, with an emphasis on Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings. This paper outlines the background of the theorist, the theory, and the application for nursing practices, especially in regards to the way in which Rogers has influenced the development of holistic nursing. Bibliography lists 10 source.

Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts

A 3 page research paper that discusses the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, who are two of the nursing profession’s most influential theorists. Peplau’s Interpersonal Nursing Theory and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory have for decades provided nurses with a foundational understanding of nursing that has facilitated both everyday nursing care and nursing research. This examination of these two theories contrasts and compares the core concepts of their theoretical perspectives, demonstrating their commonalities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Theoretical Views/Surgical ICU Practice

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically the models developed by Neuman, Orem and Roy, addresses how these approaches can guide nursing practice in regards to surgical ICU practice and its patient concerns. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Roy's Adaptation Model of Nursing

A 9 page research paper that examines Callista Roy's Adaptation Model of nursing. As the nursing profession has developed, nursing theorists have developed numerous frameworks for guiding nursing practice in a manner that stresses its scientific nature, while also adhering to its humanistic roots. One of these theories is the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing. This examination gives a thorough overview of this theory before offering evaluation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Caring in Nursing Theory

A 3 page research paper that discusses Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson, who are two nursing theorists who have both had a tremendous impact on contemporary nursing via their incorporation of the nursing core concept of caring within the framework of their nursing models of practice. This examination of these theories briefly summaries and analyzes each framework. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nursing Theory in Psychiatric Nursing

A 5 page paper accompanied by a 19-slide PowerPoint presentation, discussing theory in psychiatric nursing. Theorists include Peplau, Roy, Orem, Neuman, Rogers and Watson. Peplau is considered to be the founder of theory in psychiatric nursing, and it is still her model that is most directly applicable to psychiatric nursing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Holistic Nursing & the Perspectives of Martha E. Rogers

Martha E. Rogers is one of the founding theorists who has related spirituality and a non-medical knowledge of the patient to the process of providing nursing care. This 5 page paper considers the central components of her nursing philosophy, and then also considers the implications for the development of holistic nursing as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nightingale & Henderson/2 definitions of nursing

A 7 page research paper that examines how Florence Nightingale (the nineteenth century founder of modern nursing) defined nursing as a discipline and how it was defined by twentieth century nursing theorist Virginia Henderson. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Holistic Nursing: Addressing the Need for Transcultural Nursing Approaches

This 5 page paper considers the need for transcultural nursing approaches within a holistic nursing model. This paper reflects upon the impacts of transcultural approaches and relates the premises of theorists like Watson, who make distinct links between the healing process and the way in which nurses and patients relate. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Searching for Theory on CINAHL

A 5 page paper discussing the theories of Neuman, Orem and Roy in 2 pages followed by the actual search results gained from a search of the CINAHL database in terms linking those theorists with perioperative nursing. Search results list 2 articles discussing each of the 3 theorists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Collective Bargaining - Nursing

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of nurses joining unions and why, and the issue of nurses being categorized as supervisors. Data included. Court decisions outlines. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Caring Theory of Jean Watson and its Enduring Relevance to Nurse Practitioners

In ten pages, this paper discusses theorist Jean Watson and her caring theory within the context of its continuing relevance to nurse practitioners, particularly within a pain management setting. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

Following Watson's Example/Personal Philosophy of Nursing

A 10 page research paper/essay that offers a guide for contrasting and comparing a student nurse's personal nursing philosophy to that of nursing theorist Jean Watson. The writer argues that each individual nurse brings personal perception to the act of interpreting Watson's theory. This interpretation is necessarily influenced by that nurse's personal history, knowledge level, and understanding. The purpose of this discussion of Watson's theory is to compare and contrast it with the personal nursing philosophy of a particular nursing student. The paradigms of person, environment, health and nursing are addressed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Elements of Psychiatric Nursing Practice

A 4 page research paper that draws on the nursing model of Hildegarde Peplau, as she is acknowledged to be one of nursing's leading theorists, as she was one of the first to emphasize the importance of the nurse/patient relationship. Peplau's model specifies three phrases in this relationship: orientation (meeting the patient, establishing a relationship), exploitation (the patient takes advantage of the nurse's expertise) and termination (discharge plan is initiated). When Peplau formulated her model of psychiatric nursing, Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, the routines of mental institutes tended to reinforce illness (Sills, 1999). Peplau taught nurses to nurture mental health, to conduct research and seek methods for interrupting the illness maintenance systems (Sills, 1999). This examination of psychiatric nursing practice looks briefly at research literature in order to demonstrate how Peplau's model remains applicable today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.