Dorothea Orem's self-care theory
as related to nursing practice in hemodialysis.
Because the individuals in the study population provide their own care regarding the use of an intermittent catheter, perhaps Orem's (1985) self-care theory
would provide a foundation for this study.
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's self-care theory provided the framework for the study.
The SBSCHDQ was based on Orem's self-care theory and was a modification of the one used for children with nephrotic syndrome (Lou, 1998) by the investigator.
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".
The benefits posited by Orem's self-care theory
are directly applicable to the home therapy option of peritoneal dialysis that utilizes assessment and action.
At Illinois Wesleyan University, where one of the authors is now on the faculty and employing clinical logs for the psychiatric rotation, Orem's self-care theory
is used as a theoretical framework that is reflected in all written assignments.