Chronic Confusion, Orem's Theory Of Self-Care System

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This paper goes in depth about the topic of confusion. It first starts off by defining what chronic confusion is. It also explains the differences between acute and chronic confusion. It briefly goes into explaining why nursing theory is important in the health care system. Another topic mentioned in this paper is, Orem’s theory of self-care deficit. This theory is explained and related to chronic confusion. Lastly this paper relates how chronic confusion effects daily living. Chronic Confusion
When it comes to the topic of confusion, most of us will readily agree that it is common in the elderly population. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of what is the difference between acute and chronic confusion.
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It is our jobs as nurses to help them with those tasks that they cannot do, also maybe trying to find another way for them to be able to do the tasks again for themselves. For individuals with chronic confusion this can be challenging for them but nurses have to be patient and move at their pace.
Chronic confusion is a sort of narrow term, a broader term that one could use is impairment of cognitive systems. Which basically means a deficit in the brain. Everything people do in their daily lives has some sort of connection with their brain whether they know it or not. For example, when you walk into class and you notice that someone is sitting in your seat. You are thrown out of what you may consider normal for that class, and your brain has to compensate and conform to the fact that you have to sit somewhere else. Most people would not think of it that way but even the smells, sounds and people around you actually effect how you think. Different things that go on around us can be triggers for people that have cognitive impairments. The below picture is a representation of how everything influences each other no matter how

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