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Nursing - Aplication of Theory
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Application of Theory Introduction The literal meaning of the word ‘nurse’ as described by the Sage online dictionary as a noun is “a woman who is custodian of children/one skilled in caring for young children or the sick”, and as a verb it is described as an action to “try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury” (Sage).
However, the delivery of their services is in a detached manner, in which they have minimal physical and social contact with the patient. The nurse however is deeply involved at all stages with the patient, and has a stellar role to play throughout the recovery process, even after discharge. The nobility of the profession, already exemplified by Florence Nightingale, has been firmly established. The tremendous developments in science, education, medical techniques and information technology during the last and the present century have brought forth new concepts, Ideologies and roles for nursing as well as other professionals. An important aspect during this period has been the identification, conceptualization and practical application of numerous nursing theories’ which have established themselves as hallmarks for the nursing profession. A nursing theory has been defined as the body of knowledge that is used to support nursing practice with most of the presently recognized twenty theories’ generated in the last 20 years, with new concepts being identified and added continuously(Web). ...
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