DOROTHEA OREM'S SELF CARE FRAMEWORK [keywords]
- The Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory as a curriculum conceptual framework in baccalaureate education. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Sci Q 2011 Apr; 24(2):137-45.
Although Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory has been used for curricula framework for years, it was not until 2001 that Orem identified the nursing practice sciences and the foundational nursing sciences and specified the appropriate content for the two sciences. The broad purpose of this paper is to reinforce the importance of utilizing nursing theories as curricular conceptual frameworks. The specific purpose is to delineate the appropriate content for baccalaureate programs that adopt a Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory conceptual framework for their curriculum.
- Enhancing cardiac rehabilitation nursing through aligning practice to theory: implications for nursing education. [Journal Article]
- J Contin Educ Nurs 2006 Sep-Oct; 37(5):233-8.
This article presents a case study that examined the work practice of nurses in a cardiac step-down unit (CSDU). The action research included interviews, participant observation, and a self-reporting questionnaire. Nurses in the unit used a conceptual framework that was inconsistent with the rehabilitation-oriented nursing necessary to enhance patient outcomes in a CSDU. The results of this study show that a need exists for greater alignment between the practice and the educational preparation of nurses who work in a CSDU. A framework such as Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory of Nursing (1995) offers a conduit for nurses to deliver care appropriate to CSDU patient needs. However, there is a need for continuing education for nursing staff to align the cardiac rehabilitation nursing philosophy and the theories that underpin it (such as the Self-Care Theory) with nursing practice. Practice development provides a mechanism through which to examine the congruence between patient needs and nurse perception of those needs.
- [The importance of a theory ... the conceptual model by Dorothea E. Orem]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Prof Inferm 1998 Apr-Jun; 51(2):17-9.
The necessity to care by theoretical thinking and a scientific method is recognized. We have to abandon the task-oriented care model in order to consider a method based on theory to guide our practice. The importance of a Nursing theory depends on its utility in caring and in the disciplinary development. Nurses must learn to be an autonomous profession, based on scientific and theoretical knowledge. Many nursing Scientists have elaborated their own model or theory useful to the Nursing discipline. One of these, is D. Orem's conceptual framework that has defined "self-care" as a human need. In the frame of self care, she has identified the function of Nursing.
- [Self-care in treatment following the Ilizarov method--a case study]. [Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Bras Enferm 1995 Jan-Mar; 48(1):46-50.
The authors performed a case study using Dorothea Orem's self-care model as a framework in the treatment by llizarov's method, administering care and specific orientations for recovery and prevention of further disorders. The operational system of the study consisted of procedures related to demands of universal and therapeutic care during hospitalization. Demands were detected in the pre-operative and care developed in the postoperative phase, providing the patient with the knowledge and achievement of the necessary procedures to be followed at home.
- A comparative analysis of Orem's self-care model and Peplau's interpersonal theory. [Comparative Study, Journal Article, Review]
- J Adv Nurs 1994 Oct; 20(4):755-60.
The process of choosing a nursing model or theory to guide one's clinical practice, curriculum development or theoretical framework for research can be facilitated by analysis of and comparison of existing theories, with each other and then with one's personal philosophies. This paper summarizes the major concepts and assumptions of Dorothea Orem's self-care model and Hildegard Peplau's interpersonal theory, and then compares the two for similarities and differences in their origins of theory development, meanings related to nursing metaparadigm concepts, logical adequacy, usefulness and generalizability, parsimony and testability.
- Nursing and self-care theory applied to utilization review: concepts and cases. [Journal Article]
- Am J Med Qual 1993; 8(4):197-9.
The following article demonstrates how Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory of Nursing serves as a theoretical framework for the hospital-based utilization review process. Orem's theory is a popular and practical one which dovetails beautifully with the goals of any department of utilization management.
- Applying Orem's theory to the long-term care of adolescent transplant recipients. [Journal Article]
- ANNA J 1991 Feb; 18(1):45-7, 53.
The nursing theory of Dorothea Orem is applied to the care of the adolescent transplant recipient in the long-term setting of outpatient services. The theory of self-care is used as a framework to organize and direct nursing services to this select population. The following article discusses the framework that significantly contributes to maximizing the potential and quality of life for each recipient and assures the quality and utility of professional nursing services.
- Implementing Orem's self-care deficit theory. Adopting a conceptual framework of nursing. Part II. [Journal Article]
- Can J Nurs Adm 1988 Jun; 1(2):16-9.
This is the second of a two-part article describing the implementation of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit theory of nursing by the Nursing Department at Toronto General Hospital. Part II focuses on the implementation process and the results observed to this point in time. Implementing theory-based practice documents the selection of five pilot units and activities that were carried out by various project committees. Observations made by staff nurses and managers of the pilot units are conveyed. Benefits to nurses, patients, managers and the units are described along with some of the difficulties encountered along the way. Recommendations and future plans are identified.
- Nursing management of the school-age child with bowel incontinence: utilizing Erikson's theory of psychosocial development. [Case Reports, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't]
- J Sch Health 1983 Mar; 53(3):189-93.
Fecal incontinence due to physical and emotional factors can be devastating to the self-esteem of a child in the school setting. Approaches to the nursing management of a child with this condition are evaluated. Erikson's theory of psychosocial development is used to analyze compensatory behaviors in the child, and to plan a system of nursing care that will foster autonomy. Dorothea E. Orem's conceptual framework of nursing, a self-care model, is the base for developing a comprehensive plan of care for the child to normalize mastery of psychosocial tasks.