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Theory of Interpersonal relations / Hildegard Peplau
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Theory of Interpersonal Relations / Hildegard Peplau Name Course Instructor Institution Date Theory of Interpersonal Relations / Hildegard Peplau Major Concepts of the Theory Hildegard Peplau came up with the Interpersonal Relations Nursing Theory in 1948.
Peplau divided the nursing processes into phases. The model also divided the function of the nurse into five functionalities (McNaughton, 2005). This essay will analyze the nurse patient relationship from the perspective of the interpersonal theory of nursing. This study will establish that the nurse patient relationship is the most significant element in the determination of successful outcomes in therapy especially with regard to victims of rape. The nurse according to Peplau’s theory had six roles in the nursing process: stranger, teacher, resource person, counselor, surrogate, and leader. The nurse is a strange personality in that the meeting of the patient and nurse is usually not preceded by prior contact and hence a relationship has to be established starting form this perspective. The nurse is a teacher in that he offers information to the patient that will answer their need or interest. The role of the teacher and nurse also doubles up as a resource person in helping the patient understand current or developing situations. The nurse is a counselor in that it is upon the ethical nurse to assist the patient in understanding an integrating changing and current circumstances through the provision of support and direction (Peplau, 1989). ...
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