Application of Theory: Health Informatics and Patient Self-Care

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Application of Theory: Health Informatics and Patient Self-Care
Lisa R Gbasie
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR501 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing
August 2012

Health Informatics and Patient Self-Care Though we may not consciously utilize nursing theory in practice nursing reverts back to nursing theories during most nurse-patient encounters. When we are caring for muslim patient cultural values and beliefs are an issue. Nursing utilizes many venues to remain culturally sensitive, such as applying Leininger’s cultural care diversity and universality theory, researching information on the internet, or by simply asking the patient or family what are their expectations of care. We may also revert to Orem’s theory of Self-Care when dealing with a patient that is having difficulty caring for themselves following surgery or throughout a chronic illness. Dorothea Orem’s view of man as a self-care agent and man’s capability for purposive and deliberate action to act on their own to meet self-care goals will be reflected in this paper. Orem’s view of self-care was an individual’s ability to act on their own behalf to maintain their life, health and well-being. Self-care agency is the individual’s ability to perform self-care, and a self-care deficit is their inability to perform self-care.
The Orem theory describes the role of the nurse in helping a person experiencing inabilities in self-care. The goal of the Orem system is to meet the patient's self-care demands until the family and/or patient is capable of providing care. The process is divided into three categories: universal, which consists of self-care to meet physiologic and psychosocial needs; developmental, the self-care required when one goes through developmental stages; and health deviation, the self-care required when one has a deviation from a healthy status. Assessment is made of

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