Essay about The Theory Of Psychodynamic Nursing

826 Words Mar 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Theory to Practice
Nursing care resolves around the metaparadigms of person, health, environment and nursing, and without these key concepts, the focus of patient care would suffer. Hildegard Peplau’s theory of psychodynamic nursing helps a nurse understand their behavior and help patients identify their difficulties allowing human relation solutions to the problems nurses of all experiences come across. This paper will identify a situation in my nursing school experience that was particularly meaningful to me. The paper will incorporate the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm and link the situation to Hildegard Peplau’s theory of psychodynamic nursing. Finally, the paper will review your Peplau’s major assumptions and identify how they apply to the situation.
During the first semester clinical rotation I was introduced to patient 76 year old AB who was being treated at am assisted living facility. AB had been medically diagnosed with COPD and a patient I selected for my first health assessment. I recognized early on that AB was special and someone who would be a great person to communicate with. During the initial assessment she was a little scared but very cooperative. As a person, AB came from a long line of smokers including her parents, husband and children. She told me she smoked for 50 years and enjoyed every moment she did. It was until her husband passed on that she truly understood the devastation smoking had done to her family and herself.
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