NUS-513 Topic 5: Theory-Based Nursing Practice II
NUS-513 Topic 5: Theory-Based Nursing Practice II
Topic 5: Theory-Based Nursing Practice II
Discuss relevant theories applicable to advanced nursing practice for individuals, families, communities, and special populations.
Relate nursing theories to your personal worldview.
Being able to articulate your personal worldview can help you formulate a personal philosophy of practice and enhance your influence on patients and the industry. In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your current and future practice, and the ways worldview and nursing theory influence that practice.
Draft a 1,000-1,250 word paper in which you:
Describe your personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that you think most influence your personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care.
Choose a specific nursing theory that is most in line with your personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care and discuss the similarities. Explain how the nursing theory reinforces your approach to care.
Include in your explanation a specific example of a past or current practice and how your worldview and the nursing theory could assist you in resolving this issue.
Finally, explain how your worldview and the nursing theory will assist you in further developing your future practice.
You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Topic 5 DQ 1
During this program, you will complete an evidence-based practice project addressing a problem, issue, or concern in your specialty area of professional practice. Consider an area in your specialty that you believe needs improvement. Which nursing theories could you apply to this problem? Why is this the best theory?
Topic 5 DQ 2
Select one theory discussed during Topics 4 and 5. Does application of this theory differ based on the population focus (individuals, families, communities, and special populations)? Why or why not? Use examples from your current practice to illustrate differences or similarities.
Re: Topic 5 DQ 2
One of the theories I discussed last week was Orem’s Self-care Deficit Theory. Orem’s theory promotes the idea of patient independence over self-care with the ultimate goal of overcoming human limitations to self-care (Current Nursing, 2020). By focusing on a person’s ability to perform self-care, maintain health and overall wellbeing, this empowers the individual to take responsibility for their health or the health of others (Shah, et. al, 2013). This theory can be highly individualized from patient to patient, or patient’s families, so the application of this theory can differ greatly based on population focus. For example, this theory would be applied differently between adult and pediatric populations based on age and developmental stages. In pediatrics, this theory would likely be heavily geared towards parent support and educations in performing cares. Additionally, this theory can great vary based on specific illness or disease state. For example, I work in a pediatric cardiovascular ICU where the patient’s defect, arrhythmia, or ailment greatly determines their self-care needs. A neonate with a congenital heart defect that is not yet fully repaired may have an oxygen requirement or tube feeding support. In this case, much more teaching would be geared towards the parent’s ability to use/manipulate these new medical devices. On this same unit, I may also take care of an adolescent patient who just had a mechanical valve replacement. Initially post op, this patient may require full or partial cares, and these deficits would change as the patient status improves and once again becomes independent. This same patient may also require teaching involving anticoagulant therapy; many adolescents have the physical and mental capacity to administer their own medications, so teaching and support would be given in this case.
Ultimately, how Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is applied to a population focus is highly variable from situation to situation because deficits can be adaptable and dynamic in nature.
Current Nursing. (2020, March 12). Nursing theories: Open access articles on nursing theories and models. https://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/self_care_deficit_theory.html
Shah, M., Abdullah, A., & Khan, H. (2013). Compare and contrast of grand theories: Orem’s self-care deficit theory and Roy’s adaptation model. International Journal of Science and Research. https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v4i1/SUB15564.pdf
Topic 5 Participation
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.