Reflection Paper : Nursing Theorists

2499 Words Nov 7th, 2016 10 Pages
Important Nursing Theorists I can relate to several nursing theorists, but there are three I relate to the most. The theorists I can relate to more than others are Dorothea E. Orem, Virginia Henderson, and Betty Neuman. With extensive research of each I have found that many people relate to theses theorists the most. I relate to Orem because of her belief in self-care for patients. I believe people should care for themselves when they can and not be dependent on others. I relate to Henderson because she stressed the care for people who or sick or well that will aid them in wellness. I love how she mentions that nursing is not all about caring for the sick. I relate to Neuman because I agree that stress plays a huge role on wellness and I mention later in my philosophy statement.
Dorothea Orem Dorothea Orem is known for her Self-Care Theory. Orem, Taylor, & Renpenning (2001) [as cited in O 'Shaughnessy, 2014] stated that "The term self-care means care that is performed by oneself for oneself when one has reached a state of maturity that is enabling for consistent, controlled, effective, and purposeful action.” We use self-care on a daily basis without even realizing it. Some people have self-care deficits, which prevent or hinder their ability to do certain things for themselves. Nurses often like to help their patients do everything because they do not want to see the patient struggle to do simple things when s/he can just go do it for them. Another reason nurses…

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