The Developmental Theories Of Clinical Practice With Adults And Older Adults

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1. Review the developmental theories described in the readings. Can you identify any of the theoretical underpinnings in clinical practice with adults or older adults? Investigate and describe the propositions of at least two theories or models in Alley et al. that you were not previously familiar with. For one of these theories, discuss the appropriateness and potential implications for their application in practice? Identify any potential unintended consequences for use of this theoretical approach in nursing care of adults and/or older adults. What do you think appropriate application/integration of these theoretical perspectives in practice is? What type of support or evaluation for certain theoretical assumptions do you think is needed and in which contexts? In this week reading, several developmental theories such as Erikson’s Theories of psychosocial development, Peck’s theoretical model, Carl Jung Theory, Daniel Levinson’s “Seasons of a Man’s Life”, Havighurst theory, and so forth. Among these developmental theories, the most widely used theory in nursing practice is the Erikson’s Theory. This theory describe the “developmental stages and tasks of life from early childhood to later elderhood” (Ebersole et al., p. 38). There are 8 developmental stages and the final stage “Ego integrity versus despair” is applicable to late life (older adulthood). I think understanding Erikson’s theory will help us as health care providers to be more sensitive to our patients and…

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