Follow Up On Shelby`s Post Grand Theorist

FollowUp On Shelby`s Post: Grand Theorist

FollowUp On Shelby`s Post: Grand Theorist

Bothpracticing and student nurses deserve the right to choose a modelthat can be applicable in a wider scope of activities within thehealthcare field (McEwen &amp Wills, 2014). Shelby`s setting ofpractice appears to be that which demands constant patient-nursecontact and good understanding between the two. Therefore, it isvital to relate how Dorothea E. Orem’s model, the Self-care DeficitTheory, can influence Shelby`s performance.

Beingthat the principal philosophy underlying Dorothea E. Orem’s theory,similar to the Conservation Model, is the need to enhance patientcare, it can equally be beneficial when Shelby desires to handleclients with severe conditions such as obstructive pulmonary diseaseand hearing deficit. In this case, the theory can give a patient thepower and the responsibility to care for themselves. This can furtherhelp in the improvement of general treatment outcome (Alligood,2013).

Inaddition, Shelby`s practice setting calls for nurses to keep in mindtheir patients’ human perspective and examine them wholesomelybefore narrowing down to the stated ailment (McEwen &amp Wills,2014). The Self-care Deficit Theory can be important by enablingShelby to participate in the reduction of patient population whopursue treatment for ailments that can individually address. Forexample, regardless of their ages, encouraging patients to dophysical exercise can help ease the severity of pressure ulcers andbony prominences.

Nevertheless,the Self-care Deficit Theory may not assist Shelby in maintaining theintegrity of patients as compared to when the Conservative Model isapplied (Abumaria &amp Sakraida, 2015). In other words, it may notbe effective in facilitating a nurse to conduct continuousassessments on patients at the recommended intervals because it doesnot delegate for patient’s time alone. However, keenly observingthe concepts of Dorothea E. Orem’s model, Shelby can establish therole of a comprehensive approach to care.


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