This book seeks to define nursing at a management or administrative level. Using the widely regarded Orem self-care deficit model to provide a nursing focus, the authors explore the nursing needs of populations, the roles and functions of advanced practice nursing administration, and the administrative structures, processes and outcomes that facilitate nursing practice.

Strategies for Theory-Based Nursing

Strategies for theory-based nursing

In the previous chapters, the utility of nursing theory as a component of the mental model of an organization was demonstrated in relation to the structure and processes associated with nursing administration. This chapter is concerned with moving a mental model for nursing from the conceptual stage to the practice arena. Specifically, it describes various strategies for developing the self-care deficit nursing theory in practice and has as its primary focus staff development through various educational approaches. Nurses employed in health care agencies vary extensively in knowledge about formalized nursing theories as well as in education and experience. With such diversity, strategies for relating theory to practice and developing nursing theory based practice must be creative and consistent ...

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