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Mabel Keaton Staupers Leaders Term Paper

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In teamwork environments, "Team conflict and miscommunication can be exacerbated by the strong correlation between role on the nursing care team and race...effective communication is perhaps best viewed as an integrating mechanism that unifies racially and ethnically diverse groups and, thereby, enables teamwork (Dreachslin et al. 1404). Since teamwork is a common thread in today's nursing profession, it is extremely… [read more]

Nutrition: Ethical or Unethical? Term Paper

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They make no secret of their differences of opinion. Consider, however, that there are some 18,000 consultants and 30,000 general practitioners in this country. Inevitably, they will represent a vast cross-section of views about non-resuscitation. Religious convictions may play a part in the decisions taken by some, particularly in matters concerning the sanctity of life. The Roman Catholic Church and… [read more]

1997, the Average Pass Rate Term Paper

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Twenty-three percent of participants said that they would discourage family and friends from entering the field. (American Nursing Association 2001). This prevalent hostility is fairly exceptional among the health professions, and it has been a major factor in the profession's retention problems (Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals 2001).

As a final point a study of 100 hospital administrators uncovered… [read more]

Orem's Self-Care Model: A Professional Term Paper

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Self-care, the maintenance of all possible capacities, and the development of capacities, are critical to this aspect of nursing. Orem's self-care model begins to address future forms and structures of nursing, but it is also clear it addresses the larger questions of medicine in general.

"The focus of Orem's model is to enhance the person's ability for self-care and this also extends to the care of dependents." (Fawcett, pp. 205-210, 1989) We see that in learning to care for the self, patients also learn to care for their loved ones and in doing so, help maintain healthful lives for everyone. The basic premise of the Orem model is that individuals can take responsibility for their health and the health of others. In a general sense, individuals have the capacity to care for themselves or their dependents and this should always be top priority for the nurse who values his or her profession.

Conditions may interfere with the attainment of the self-care requisites, at which point a self-care deficit exists; according to Orem, "The condition that validates the existence of a requirement for nursing in an adult is the absence of the ability to maintain continuously that amount and quality of self-care which is therapeutic in sustaining life and health, in recovering from disease or injury, or in coping with their effects." (Orem, p. 211, 1983)


1. Caley, J.M., Dirksen, M., Engalla, M., & Hennrich, M.L. (1980). The Orem self-care nursing model. In J.P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.), Conceptual models of nursing practice (2nd ed., pp. 302-214). Norwalk, CT: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

2. Coleman, L.J. (1980). Orem's self-care concept of nursing. In J.P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.), Conceptual models of nursing practice (2nd ed., pp. 315-328).

3. Fawcett, J. (1989). Orem's self-care framework. In J. Fawcett (Ed.), Analysis and evaluation of conceptual models of nursing (2nd ed., pp. 205-261). New York F.A. Davis.

4. Johnston, R.L. (1982). Orem self-care model. In J.J. Fitzpatrick, A.L. Whall, R.L. Johnston, & J.A. Floyd (Eds.), Nursing models and their psychiatric mental health applications (pp. 56-60). Bowie, MD: Brady/Prentice-Hall.

5. Orem, D.E. (1983). The self-care deficit theory of nursing: A general theory. In I.W. Clements & F.B. Roberts (Eds.), Family health: A theoretical approach to nursing care (pp. 205-217). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

6. Taylor, S.G. (1985). Curriculum development in preservice programs using Orem's theory of nursing. In J. Riehl-Sisca (Ed.), The science…… [read more]