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Matrix of Theoretical Models
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University of Phoenix Material Appendix A: Matrix of Theoretical Models Theoretical Model Description of Theoretical Model Type of health care change situation where model best applies 1. Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Theory. According to the self care theory propounded by Dorothea Orem, nursing is a form of action in which nurses get interacted with a number of people who are somehow affected with some kind of ailments.
Nursing meets self care through a number of ways including action, direction, teaching and providing an environment to meet their future health care demands. In this theory Orem describes the responsibilities of nurses, role of nurses and patients, and the types of actions required to meet the demands of patients. Each time when the nurses provide care to the patients, there activities are evaluated to see whether the desired goals are met (source: Dorothea Orem's Self-Care theory, 2012). In the case of a patient who is suffering from malnutrition due to inadequate iron supplementation, the patient himself can get out the danger situation if he pays sufficient attention to the diet in order to maintain his natural health. Here what the nurses can do is to direct and teach him about what he has supposed to do for maintaining a balanced diet. Moreover, the nurses can list out the food items that carry rich iron content. The nurses and patients can then plan the objectives. The nurses can make the patients aware of the required changes in their actions and behavior. If the patients understand the need of maintaining an optimum nutrition, the nurses win their attempt. ...
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