Concept Analysis In The Nursing Profession

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The nursing profession is a compilation of many concepts that is used as a template to guide patient care. After a concept is fully developed, it is tested to determine if it is appropriate or has an influence on an area of practice. Concepts are terms that refer to a phenomenon that occurs in nature or thought. Concepts may be abstract, e.g., certain desires, love, or relatively concrete where they are changes in pain intensity, varying degrees of body temperature. (Kerlinger, 1986, Kim, 2010, p.22) (Wills and McEwen, 2014). Concepts may vary based on the area of focus, and the purpose is highlight research that is being done to enhance nursing practice. Concept analysis can be viewed as an exercise that provides clarity on a theory that is …show more content…
She had major assumptions relating to self-care that people be self-reliant and responsible for their care and others in their family receiving care, people are distinct individuals, a person’s knowledge of potential health problems is needed for promoting self-care behaviors. Orem’s theory is comprised of three related parts: theory of self-care, the theory of self-care deficit; and theory of nursing system (Petiprin, 2016). In examining the theory of self-care, the individual must be involved in health practices that maintain life, well-being and most of all health. Patients must have the ability to perform in various life-sustaining activities (Activities of Daily Living) ADLs such as eating a healthy and nutritious diet, creating an equilibrium between rest and exercise, and prevention methods to promote functioning (smoking …show more content…
Therefore, the onus is on healthcare practitioners to fully equip patients with the requisite knowledge they need to be aware of to identify the effects of pathological conditions on organs systems the body may have, their ability effectively to perform prescribed treatment plans, some lifestyle modifications, and how to live with the altering effects of disease processes. This deviation in self-care leads to many deficits that will affect an individual’s daily functioning that result in self-care deficits. Self-care deficit is another part of Orem’s nursing theory. In this part of the theory, nursing intervention or interventions are needed, when patients are unable to provide effective, continuous self-care to sustain life. Petiprin, 2016, states that Orem highlighted five methods of how the nurse can help in the patient care. These methods are as follows 1.) acting for and doing for others; 2.) guiding others, by educating and directing care; 3.) supporting another in areas where the patient may need guidance; 4). an environment for promoting personal development ; 5) teaching another, this can be two-fold, first, the nurse can mentor other nurses who are involved in a patient’s care, and secondly, the nurse can teach other patients in ways to become self-sufficient

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