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Nursing Concepts: Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Name Course title Name of Instructor Name of Institution Date of Submission Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory There are various nursing theories, which apply specific concepts in practice.


The central idea in this theory is that we all have natural ability to take care of ourselves. This ability is tied to not only our right but also our responsibility to care for ourselves. This theory further builds on the concept of human development; that human development highly depends on a person’s ability to depend on themselves and their thirst to control what they do. This thirst extends to helping others to be self-reliant too. As natural as it is, we attain self-care is just like any other habit-forming behavior. We it early in life and carry it along to adulthood. This theory revolves around those activities we do on a daily basis for our well-being (Clark, 1986). The theory critically addresses not only what our nurses do but also what they should do to be more effective in this field. It also looks at the product in nursing practice, that is, what nurses achieve because of what they do. This theory develops from three concepts, otherwise known as sub-theories. The concepts are the theory of self-care, theory of self-care deficit, and theory of nursing system (Mayo, 1997). According to Kozier et al. ...
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