Locate an article that describes a situation that included a nursing theory within the discussion. Summarize the article describing how the theory was used and the contributions the theory provided for this particular patient situation, focusing on the role of an advanced practice nurse (APN). An example is an article that describes caring practice with end of life care to a dying patient. Be creative with the nursing theory you choose and not just Jean Watson’s Caring Theory. (You do not have to stay within the past 5 years for the article).
The use of nursing theory is a critical component of advanced practice nursing. It provides the foundation for the development of nursing interventions and patient care. In this task, I have been asked to locate an article that describes a situation that included a nursing theory within the discussion. Additionally, I will summarize the article describing how the theory was used and the contributions the theory provided for this particular patient situation, focusing on the role of an advanced practice nurse (APN).
The article selected for this task is “Using the Orem Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory in Chronic Illness: A Case Study” by Johnetta and Michelle (2012). The article discusses the application of Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory in managing a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The advanced practice nurse in the case was responsible for managing the patient’s self-care needs, and the nursing theory provided insights into interventions that could be used to promote the patient’s self-care abilities.
The APN began by conducting a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s self-care abilities, including the implementation of a care plan that would help the patient identify, prevent, and manage complications associated with COPD. The Orem nursing theory was employed throughout the patient care journey, with the APN using theory-based interventions such as teaching and counseling the patient regarding the importance of proper breathing techniques, identifying and helping to eliminate environmental hazards, and providing emotional support.
The Orem nursing theory provided the APN with a framework for understanding the patient’s behaviors and identifying areas where supportive interventions were needed. The APN was thus able to provide high-quality and comprehensive care to the patient. In conclusion, the article highlights the benefits of using nursing theory in advanced practice nursing, as it provides guidance for developing comprehensive care plans that meet the unique needs of each patient.
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