self-care theory

self-care theory

a model, central to Dorothea Orem's concept of nursing, used to provide a conceptual framework for nursing care directed to self-care by the client to the greatest degree possible. The model requires an assessment of the client's capability for self-care and need for care. The need for care includes biophysical and psychosocial needs and the specific needs that are the result of the illness. See also Orem, Dorothea.
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The concept of self-care has been a part of nursing for centuries; however, the concept did not rise to prominence until 1971 with the publication of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory (Orem, 1971).
METHOD & MATERIALS: This was a descriptive-correlational study based on Orem's self-care theory.
The self-care theory claims that self-regulation is necessary for life itself, for health, for human development, and for general well-being".
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