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Orlando (Pelletier), Ida Jean

(1926-2007),a nursing theorist who first described her nursing process theory in The Dynamic Nurse-Patient Relationship (1972). Her theory stresses the reciprocal relationship between the nurse and patient and the use of the nursing process to meet the patient's need and thus alleviate distress. Three elements-patient behavior, nurse reaction, and nursing actions-comprise a nursing situation. Orlando divided actions into those that are either automatic or deliberate. Perceptions, thoughts, and feelings are not explored in automatic actions. Deliberate actions are those that may yield solutions to problems and also prevent problems. She focused on the patient's verbal and nonverbal expressions of needs. The nurse reacts to the patient's behavior by discerning both the meaning of the distress and what would alleviate the distress. Orlando's contribution as a theorist has advanced nursing from personal and automatic responses to disciplined and professional practice responses.
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Regardless of age or vacation wishes, Orlando I offers every member of the family a favorite pastime that can be captured forever on film and in fond memories.
In 1991, Orlando joined the dance faculty at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Ariosto, for example, used both classical and medieval romance narratives in Orlando Furioso, and wrote in the vernacular to shape reader response.
The report also mentioned that the Orlando City Council had approved the flying of rainbow flags, a popular symbol of the gay rights movement, from some city light poles during June.
Various compressions and croppings occur in Potter's translation of book to film: Virginia Woolf depicts gender in Orlando as a quality subject to sudden reversals, not simply in Orlando him/herself but mirrored in every character Orlando has relations with.
Virginia sees to it that Orlando is untouched by time, unaffected by history.