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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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, 1971).
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.