Theories Of Self-Care Deficit Theory

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Nursing Theory The Self-Care Deficit Theory comprises of three interrelated theories. They include the theory of self-care, self-care deficit theory, and the nursing systems theory (Smith & Parker, 2015). Self-care theory has its focus on the activities that people initiate and engage in themselves to ensure that they maintain their health. Self-care agency implies the attained ability to practice. Fundamental conditioning factors including gender, family system, health care system and age among others influence the ability to perform (Smith & Parker, 2015). The reason for conducting self-care is to meet its requisites fall into three types including health deviation and developmental and universal self-care requisites. A person who experiences…show more content…
One of my key beliefs is that it is my responsibility to ensure my patient is in a condition and environment that enhances the healing process. To create such an environment, I identify some of the client’s desires and immediate needs which when met will lead to a positive attitude in the patient that will promote the healing process. Such needs may include visits by family members, and allow their spiritual leader to spend time with them among others. I also believe in maintaining my own health by leading a healthy lifestyle. Taking good care of myself is vital in ensuring that I am in a position to perform optimally in my work. Some of the practices that I have adopted to ensure I remain healthy include exercising on a regular basis, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and taking breaks while at…show more content…
It was evident that an application of the theory of self-care deficit could help in the determination of Jonathan’s self-care requisites, an ability that turned out to be helpful in providing care comprehensively. Applying the theory depicted the extent to which the supportive, educative and compensatory system could be applied in helping solve the issues in a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. My personal philosophy of care when dealing with my patients enabled me to address Jonathan’s case well giving it the attention it deserved. Through teamwork (one of my principles) with my colleagues including the physicians, we managed to identify the precise health issue and recommend the appropriate plan of action. I also believe that having maintained good health on my part helped me in dispensing the best possible care to
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