Development Of Nursing Knowledge
The Development of Nursing Knowledge is an Ongoing Process. Over the years, Nursing grand theories have been key for developing nursing practice, helping nurses improve their practice and research. In addition, grand nursing theories have been helping nurses and other healthcare providers better understand and convey complicated ideas and concepts, which provided a guide for better clinical decision-making. Lately, nursing g grand theories may not be as relevant as they once were in today’s practice and research, being the recent computerization of the healthcare industry is one of the factors that makes them slightly obsolete. Big nursing ideas do not adequately address patients’ unique needs. They also claim that big nursing theories aren’t backed up by research or founded on facts. There is validity to all sides of the debate. Understanding human behaviour and relationships may be aided by grand nursing ideas.
Orem’s Self-care Deficit Theory of Nursing is an example of a grand nursing theory. It comprises three theories, the theory of nursing systems, the theory of self-care deficit and the theory of self-care (Orem, 1994). The theory of self-care deficit, when used in clinical practice, can be used to identify the self-care requirements of the patient from various aspects.
This assists in giving care in a full approach. The use of this theory in clinical practice facilitates better health care. Orem applied this theory to patients, revealing how well an educative, supportive and partly compensatory system could solve the problems in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (Orem, 1994). However, in our daily clinical practice, the self-care deficit can be affected by factors like burnout syndrome due to understaffing and patients’ beliefs about what self-care should be like based on their culture and beliefs.
This week’s student learning outcome was
the nursing grand theories were vital for developing nursing practice and how he can still use them as a reference.
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