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DESCRIPTION: Nursing term papers on the importance of nursing theory to the practice and professionalism of nursing. It then looks at the Novice to Expert theory of Patricia Benner can both substantiate and inform the Self-Care theory of Dorothy Orem, Madeleine Leininger, and others.

Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

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. ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing, the Self Care Deficit Model of Dorothea Orem, and Urinary Incontinence »

Number of Pages: 6

This 7 page paper provides an overview of an article by Francie Bernier called “Relationship of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program for urinary incontinence to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing: Part 1” which considers the impact of the problem of urinary incontinence and the application of nursing theory in defining protocols for care. ...

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Self-Care Deficit Theory, Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, which discusses its key components, establishes ties between theory, research and practice and describes relevance to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the values and philosophy of nursing, as well as nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. ...

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Jean Watson's and Martha Rogers' Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by ...

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Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Watson's nursing prespectives. Nursing theorist Jean Watson developed her Theory of Human Caring in the late 1970s, as a result of Watson’s efforts to bring greater meaning to the health care process. This paper outlines this theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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Formulating Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that first of all, focuses on the importance of nursing theory to the practice and professionalism of nursing. It then looks at the Novice to Expert theory of Patricia Benner can both substantiate and inform the Self-Care theory of Dorothy Orem. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

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, ...

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Theory of Human Caring/Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that offers an overview of Watson's nursing theory. The topics covered include the basic concepts and assumptions that define this highly utilized nursing theory, as well as a specific example that demonstrates how Watson's theory can be applied to context of a caring moment within the context of a therapeutic ...

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Metaparadigm of Nursing, Parse's Totality and Simultaneity, and Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing culturally sensitive nursing. As the composition of populations shifts in many developed nations, it becomes increasingly necessary for nurses to relate to patients in terms that patients can understand. Madeleine Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory focuses on spanning the cultural divide that can exist between the ...

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An Analysis on an Article About Caring and Science »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page article analysis that examines "Science, technology, caring and the professions: are they compatible?" by nurses Hawthorne and Yurkovich (1995). These authors express their concern that caring has declined as a value among various professions. The writer summarizes the article and then critiques it, comparing it to two nursing theories that emphasize caring. ...

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Research Support for Applying Orem’s Self Care Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which current research is aiding with the practical application of Orem’s self care theory. The paper reviews several areas of research and considers how this can be of benefit to nursing care. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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The Importance of Care In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper begins by relating a nursing situation story. The writer goes on to discuss the importance of caring in nursing, what caring is and how some scholars and researchers have defined and described caring. Theories commented on include Swanson's, Watson's, Mayeroff's and Roach's. The assumptions on which the Nursing as Caring general ...

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Professional Nursing and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

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 ...

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Feminist Theory and the Nursing Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how nursing can benefit from a more detailed understanding of the feminist theory. Feminism has often been overlooked in the nursing industry due to the fact that many believe a focus on feminism would detract from the care given by nurses. There are many reasons for both the belief of feminism in nursing ...

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Nursing, Cultural Understanding, and the Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory of Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the need for and value of diversity in healthcare, specifically in the hospital setting among nurses using Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory as a guide. Leininger's theory should be useful in efforts to increase diversity within the nursing staff as well enhancing nurses' and patients' understanding ...

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The Value of the Family »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to aid a student in writing a paper on the value of family based on the student’s nursing practice. The writer discusses family nurses, indicating 2 theories that may be used with this context, Bowen Family System theory and Orem’s Self-Care theory. Bibliography ...

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Nursing and the Use of Family Theories »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the value of family theories in nursing with particular attention to nurses caring for patients in their own homes. The concept of family theories is considered in general and then some of the most use are discussed looking at how they may provide practical support for the nurses practice. ...

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Theories of Peplau and Orem in Patient Assessment »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the need in medicine to assess patient needs and to address those needs with appropriately gauged nursing services. Discusses the variance of need in accordance with the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, especially Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory and Peplau's observations on the interaction between patient and ...

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Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper addresses 10 different issues in advanced practice nursing. Topics include the use of intuition in Benner's model of nursing, Watson's theory of caring, and the impact of the environment on health, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Terminally Ill Patients and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses nursing care for the terminally ill. While palliative care is important in nursing the terminally ill, it does not address all of the needs of these patients. In addition to tending to physiological needs, such as pain control, nurses are also responsible for addressing the communicative, emotional and ...

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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Three Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 15

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.

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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Caring in Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

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 ...

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Organizational Change in St. Vincent's ICU »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper assessing change in a large hospital to allow it to achieve and maintain a one-to-one nurse-patient ratio in its ICU at all times. Kurt Lewin's change theory was used as a framework, and the hospital added three agency nurses to work in more general-care areas of the hospital to free ...

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Faith Based Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about parish nursing and how it is a faith based approach to nursing care. The author writes about how these nurses provide holistic care for communities and individuals addressing their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. There are four sources cited in this paper.

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Jean Watson's Caring Theory Nursing Implementation »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. One might not think that there would need to be a theory of caring in nursing, inasmuch as the entire foundation of the nursing profession is built upon nurturing. However, Jean Watson, PHD, RN, FAAN took this concept to an even deeper level when she established an environment where biomedical ...

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Quality Assurance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the crucial role of nurse managers in relate to maintaining standards of quality care. The writer discusses how nursing management is a complicated balancing act that takes into consideration nursing staff needs and the requirements of hospital administration, while all the while keeping a focus on the most ...

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Watson's Theory of Caring, its major concepts and the way in which the four nursing meta-paradigms of person, health, nursing and environment can be applied to a hypothetical caring moment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Personal Nursing Model Using the Self Care Deficit Theory of Orem »

Number of Pages: 5

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 ...

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Overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper offers an overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring. The writer describes the caritas processes, the transpersonal caring relationship and the caring moment, which are the basic components of the theory. A 9 slide powerpoint presentation of the material is also available. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Community Health and the Nursing Care Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the caring nursing theory of Jean Watson. The theory is first discussed and then the writer offers a literature review that shows how it is applicable to community health nursing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Research and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper providing the results of interviews with three nursing home nurses and their perceptions on why research findings are not more frequently put into active practice. Nurses of varying experience have found that research based on the acute care setting often is not relevant to nursing home practice. The paper ...

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Field of Nursing and Managed Health Care »

Number of Pages: 8

The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of ...

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Orem, Watson/Caring in their Theories »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that compares the nursing theories of Jean Watson and Dorothea Orem and their use of caring as the central principle in contemporary nursing. The latter half of the paper concentrates on describing Orem's theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing ...

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Nursing Profession and Teamwork »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the change in teamwork in the nursing profession. Teamwork within the nursing profession has changed a great deal within the last fifty years. Team nursing was a common structure in patient health care but took many of the registered nurses (RNs) away from patient care and into administrative ...

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Six Questions on Nursing Theory Models »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper answering six questions centered on the value of the study of nursing theory models, how they can be useful in varying health care settings and how they can inform both personal and professional relationships. Nursing theories discussed in the paper are those of Orem, Roy, Neuman, King, Rogers and Johnson. ...

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Balance of Philosophy and Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the juncture of values, philosophy, theory and legality in providing direct patient care. The paper discusses some of the reasons that individuals choose nursing, and provides an overview of each of the four broad areas reviewed in the paper. The paper includes brief discussions of the theories of ...

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Case Scenario on Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper is a nursing care case scenario on the impact that a nurse could possibly undergo when changing the health care facility or environment in which she or he works. Also considered are the affects on other health care stakeholders with whom the nurse worked. This is based on ...

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Orem, Mid-range & Grand Theories »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an examination of Orem’s theoretical perspective as it differentiates between the grand and mid-range versions of Orem’s model of nursing and then goes on to discuss the substance of her mid-range theory, that is, her Self-Care Deficit theory of nursing and its application. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Contributions of Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

The name Virginia Henderson is well known within the Nursing profession. During her long life she provided a great deal of pragmatic and evocative theories and guidelines for the practice of nursing. She was one of the first to encourage nurses to be actively involved in facilitating not only the care of the patient as ...

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Nursing Theory of Imogene King Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page outline of Imogene King's "General Systems Framework" theory. Developed during the mid 1960s and first published in 1971, this theory emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. Views this interaction as an open system which is in constant interaction with a variety of environmental factors. Points ...

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Paranoid Schizophrenia »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses this topic. Nursing care management of patients with paranoid schizophrenia entails numerous challenges. The following overview of the nursing parameters for addressing the challenges involves in formulating care for schizophrenic patients, first of all, discuss the nursing process and then focuses on the importance of communication to establishing ...

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