Twenty-One Nursing Problem Theory Essay

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UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN MARACAS ROYAL ROAD, MARACAS, ST. JOSEPH. PROPOSAL An Assignment Presented in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Course BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF NURSING THEORIST FAYE ABDELLAH INSTRUCTOR: MR. ROBERT LIVERPOOL By Tracey Williams Date 18TH June 2017 Approval…………....... INTRODUCTION Faye Glenn Abdellah (March 13, 1919 – present) is a pioneer in nursing research who developed the “Twenty-One Nursing Problems.” Her model of nursing was progressive for the time in that it refers to a nursing diagnosis during a time in which nurses were taught that diagnoses were not part…show more content…
Her model of nursing was progressive for the time in that it refers to a nursing diagnosis during a time in which nurses were taught that diagnoses were not part of their role in health care. There are specific characteristics identifiable in the Twenty-One Nursing Problems. The theory has interrelated the concepts of health, nursing problems, and problem-solving. Problem-solving is an activity that is inherently logical in nature. The framework focuses on nursing practice and individual patients. The twenty-one nursing problems identified in the nursing theory are comprised of ten steps used to identify the patient's problems and eleven skills used in developing a treatment typology or nursing care plan. The ten steps to identify the patient's problems are: 1. Learn to know the patient 2. Sort out relevant and significant data 3. Make generalizations about available data in relation to similar nursing problems presented by other patients 4. Identify the therapeutic plan 5. Test generalizations with the patient and make additional generalizations 6. Validate the patient's conclusions about his nursing
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