The comfort theory was formed by looking at the comfort of patients and how it related to their healing process. This theory has been used in many different aspects of nursing and has been found to be very successful. The creator of the comfort theory, Katharine Kolcaba, began her nursing career in 1965 after graduating from St. Luke’s Hospital of nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She then furthered her education and revived her master’s degree and began teaching in 197 at The University of Akron College of nursing. Kolcaba began the development of the comfort theory in the early 1990’s.
Currently, Reed is on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Nursing in Tucson, where she teaches, conducts research, and serves in administrative roles, including Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (Smith & Liehr, 2014). Reed has mentored a number of Master and doctoral students in the research on self-transcendence (Masters, 2012). Reed has received numerous awards for doctoral teaching in philosophy of nursing science and practice, and for her theory development courses (McCarthy & Bockweg, 2012). Reed has published numerous articles and book chapters, and she co-edited the sixth edition of Perspectives on Nursing Theory with Shearer in 2012. In 2011, Reed and Shearer published “Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation: Advancing the Science of Nursing Practice”, promoting a philosophy and methods of practice-based knowledge development.
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming. Watson’s theory of human caring outlines the science behind caring as a driving force and framework for practice in nursing. It explores the concept that “humanities address themselves to deeper values of the quality of living and dying, which involve philosophical, ethical, psychosocial and moral issues” (Watson, 2005, p. 2). Within her original text, Watson outlined 10 “carative factors” which bridge a gap between the science of the healthcare field and the holistic nuances of nursing itself and the phenomena that is the human
Examination of the teaching styles of nursing professional developments specialists, part I: Best practices in adult learning theory, curriculum development, and knowledge transfer. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(5), 233-240. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20140417-04 McEwen, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams &
The goal of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is to decrease the self-care deficit. When patients are ill, they need assistance with care. As nurses we are there to provide the care needed while allowing the patient to perform as many tasks as they can for themselves. By allowing patients to provide care for themselves, they develop a sense of confidence and can assist them in overcoming obstacles in care. Per Meleis (2012), “Orem’s theory is categorized as a theory whose primary focus provides a framework for assessing needs of clients and developing intervention in enhancing peoples’ abilities to manage daily care for themselves and their dependents, and conserve their energy, and
However, the concept of professionalism goes far beyond providing a service to clients. It is an attitude and a mind-set. The true professional works to provide the best services for her clients. She is truly interested in the well-being of patients and coworkers alike. All the other aspects of professionalism relate to this attitude, and with this attitude the nurse inspires trust and confidence in her patients and
This is a personal statement for my application to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration in the Ball State School of Nursing. My personal statement provides details on my personal background and the unique impact that Family Nurse Practitioners have had on my life. I describe my undergraduate studies and how I firsthand gained interest as well as insight on the skills of a Family Nurse Practitioner. I go into detail about my aspiration to be a Family Nurse Practitioner to directly affect the patient care of a variety of patient populations. The personal statement connects qualities of my current practice as a Registered Nurse to the proficiencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Introduction: This assignment will explore the Roper, Logan and Tierney model used in first clinical placement and will explain how it helped to guide nurses to focus on the fundamentals of patient care. Patient dignity is upheld by using this model following the principles outlined in the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Midwives as will be discussed. An outline of the philosophical claims of the nursing model that guides practice on the unit for first clinical placement. : Firstly, the assignment needs to define what is a nursing model. A nursing model is a model made up of metaparadigm concepts involving the person, environment, health and nursing.