For me, the nursing theories topic was a highlight for me in this course. The topic shed so much light on the nursing practice and it enlightened me. The topic provided the basics of nursing practice, helped to generate additional knowledge and point out in which way nursing is supposed to develop in the coming days. The theories have described, predicted and explained the experience of nursing. The topic helped me to decide what I know and what I need to know. The topic also helped to differentiate what should form the base of practice by openly describing nursing practice.
The nursing theory that I believe will be most relevant to your current practice and future career as an advanced practice nurse is self-care deficit nursing theory by Dorothea Orem which specifies that as nurses, it is very important to think about the health status of us and also that of the relatives they have. A lot of the nurses do not consider this as they are paying attention to providing healthcare services to other patients and therefore forget to offer themselves better care (Masters, 2015). As a lover of nursing, I am quite sure that my service to patients will come naturally without a lot of strife and therefore I will practice them without a problem. However, the self-care deficit theory stood out for me since I thought that I would fall into the trap of concentrating too much on the patients and forgetting about myself and my relatives and friends.
Masters, K. (2015). Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice. (2nd Ed.). Burlington, Massachusetts. Jones & Bartlett Learning
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