Nursing Theory and Application to Policy

Nursing Theory and Application to Policy

Nursing Theory and Application to Policy

Questions Focused answers Discussion
1.      Does the attached policy include a theory or theoretical framework?   Yes: (answer Question 2)No: (answer Question 3)

No

State name of policy and cite which facility it is from.

I’ll fill this in

2.      If yes, which theory is it?A.    Why is this a good choice of theory?

B.     How does the theory apply to this policy?

100 words.

Give full name of theory and cite a reference. If more than one, focus on the primary nursing theory.

N/A

A.    Why is this a good choice of theory?

B.     How does the theory apply to this policy?

3.      If there is not a theory, which theory would you incorporate, why?100 words. Which theory would you incorporate? Give full theory name and cite a reference.Orem Self-Care Deficit Theory Why is this a good choice of theory?The theory elucidates how nurses can and should intercede to assist patients’ independence in self-care. Applying the theory to patients results in affirmative peritoneal dialysis therapy upshots. Significantly, the hypothesis suggests that individuals have an inherent capability for self-care, and the nursing profession should concentrate on categorizing self-care deficit areas (Regis College, 2021). The theory maintains that patients recover better when they uphold autonomy over their self-care.

How does this selected theory apply to this policy?

The theory applies to the policy because it assists nurses when identifying the focus areas during patient care. Further, integrating the hypothesis and its methods can influence patients’ results with chronic renal failure and other conditions (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). Orem’s theory also highlights the significance of patients maintaining independence during self-care procedures, including proper hygiene, dressing well, and feeding well.

4.      Rewrite one section of the policy here. Remember to add at least 3 major theory terms/concepts into this rewritten section. The one sections should have a minimum of 70 words including the terms, definitions and nursing theory citations. Copy/paste the section of the policy as written that you are changing.13. Training for home patients to monitor their health status to include the use of equipment to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and weight; assessment of vascular or peritoneal dialysis access; recognizing adverse signs and symptoms; and when, how, and whom to contact if they experience problems with their health or treatment. Make the change to the policy here. Color highlights the exact section(s) you are enhancing. Remember: 1 new area is to be added here with relevant theory terminology, definitions of terms and theory citations. 13. Training home patients to uphold self-care and monitor their health status.

·         Integrating self-care when using equipment to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and weight; evaluating vascular or peritoneal dialysis access; recognizing adverse signs and symptoms; and when, how, and whom to contact if they experience problems with their health or treatment.

·         Using Orem’s assumptions to identify self-care deficits. Orem’s theory defines self-care as the care a person gives oneself to facilitate effective, controlled, consistent, and purposeful action (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). Self-care sustains health through health endorsing activities and managing disease (Riegel, Jaarsma & Strömberg, 2012).

·         Reminding patients that they become active participants in managing illnesses when they engage in self-care. Orem’s theory encompasses three phases: gathering patient information such as needs, health, and goals, planning to assist the patient with self-care deficits, and the nurse collaborating with the patient to meet the deficits (Regis College, 2021). Orem’s theory concentrates on the specific situations that require nurses’ attention.

5.      Remember to add at least 3 major theory terms/concepts into this rewritten section. The one sections should have a minimum of 70 words including the terms, definitions and nursing theory citations. Copy/paste the 2nd section of the policy as written that you are changing.2. Responsibilities of staff with regard to training and treatment Make the change to the 2nd section of the policy here. Color highlights the exact section(s) you are enhancing. 1 new area is to be added here with relevant theory terminology, definitions of terms and theory citations.2.Staff responsibilities concerning training and treatment, including elderly patients requiring renal replacement therapy.

·         Providing peritoneal dialysis therapy to patients. Peritoneal dialysis therapy is a practical alternative for all persons with renal failure, as long as they are willing to integrate self-care measures (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). The therapy provides the elderly with an enhanced quality of life and self-worth.

·         Encouraging patients to maintain independence over their self-care procedures. Orem’s hypothesis of self-care deficits, such as incapacity to dress well and maintain proper hygiene, clarifies how nurses can intercede to assist patients in sustaining independence (Regis College, 2021). Orem’s theory is fundamental in educating and training patients to conduct home therapy (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). Identifying patients’ self-care deficits will allow nurses to address specific areas that require attention.

References

  • O’Shaughnessy, M. (2014). Application of Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care to the elderly patient on peritoneal dialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 41(5), 495.
  • Regis College. (2021, April 22). The pivotal role of Orem’s self-care deficit theory. Regis College Online. Accessed from https://online.regiscollege.edu/blog/the-pivotal-role-of-orems-self-care-deficit-theory/
  • Riegel, B., Jaarsma, T., & Strömberg, A. (2012). A middle-range theory of self-care of chronic illness. Advances in Nursing Science, 35(3), 194-204