Lydia E. Hall's Care Core Cure Nursing Theory

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Lydia E. Hall’s “Care Core Cure” nursing theory (also commonly called the “Three C’s of Nursing” theory) is one that incorporates (and further develops) Emancipatory Knowing in nursing. This Emancipatory Knowing relies upon the caregiver to recognize that there are social or behavioral problems within the healthcare system, and within the patient. The nurse must ask the critical questions to determine what is wrong with the situation, and who should be the one to benefit (Bickford, 2014). The caregiver must realize that something is incorrect, or unjust, and must work towards the goal of remedying this issue – all with the overall goal of improving the life of the patient (Chinn and Kramer, 2011). To do this, Hall created a new method/standard of care, and referred to this standard of care as the “Care Core Cure” nursing theory. Hall noted that a few crutches were crucial to the new standard: the patient must be determined to explore his or her own behavior, and to overcome any problems that become exposed; the nurse must assist the patient to achieve this goal with every action that is performed (Alligood, 2018). The centrality of the actions of the nurse in these scenarios led Hall to believe that the actions of the nurses led to the care of the nurse (at least) equating to the care of the physician. The Three C’s of Nursing and its Integration…show more content…
In the first “Care” portion of the theory, nurses must create an environment of nurturing, comfort, and compassion. This comfort allows the patients to begin to trust the caregiver, and to build a relationship. Once the patient feels comfort, the comfort leads to trust, and awards the nurse the trust of the patient to assist in daily tasks (such as bathing, using the restroom, etc.). With these tasks, the patient gains autonomy, and the autonomy will lead to increased motivation (Alligood,
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