Virginia Henderson: Nursing Need Theory (Midterm)

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3 Assumptions
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•Nurses care for patients until they can do it themselves •Nurses devote to the patient 24/7 •Nurses need to be educated at the college level in arts/sciences
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•Health:
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ability for patient to be independent
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Environment
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settings in which the patient learns/ is safe / is warm/comfortable
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•Nursing
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“I say that the nurse does for others what they would do for themselves…” Reorienting Nursing: The main importance of the theory is to increase patient compliance by teaching autonomy in the hospital setting to prevent delayed progress of health.

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