Answers to the questions #10-12.
#10. Do you believe your theory systems when followed enables health care providers to better meet the needs of the patient, or do you believe the strict protocol hinders and prevents care therapies that might otherwise be more effective for the patient, and why?
My theory is very simple; a person must have the ability to take care of himself. I believe it enables health care providers to better meet the needs of the patient. Nurses use my theory on a daily basis for taking care of ...view middle of the document...
#11. Your “Self Care Theory” is considered a grand nursing theory, which is reflective of personal insights, useful practices designed by empirical testing, therefore one may considered this biased, would you agree why and why not? What do you consider to be the differentiation of your theory over some others classified under the same “Grand Theory” Category?
No I don’t feel my Self Care Theory is biased because it’s a requirement of every person, not just a certain age group. Every person can benefit from my theory. My Self Care Deficit theory is said to be one of the Grandest Theories because it is most complex and has the broadest scope of all the nursing theories. My theory is also different because I did not stress mental health on this theory.
#12. Since grand theories consist of conceptual systems and broad perspectives for practice, what other theorist would you consider to be the closest to your nursing perspectives?
I consider Virginia Henderson’s Nursing Need Theory to be the closest to my nursing perspectives. Virginia’s theory also requires help toward independence and the goal for the nurse is for the patient to work toward independence.