Orems Self-Care Model????

  1. can somebody tell me what this is and it's
    application to the nursing process? Or where I can obtaine information regarding this??
    thanks!!

    (Orems Self-Care Model for nursing)
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  3. by   nanjam
    "Focuses on deficits of client and nursing interventions to help client. Incluses identification of self-care needs and resources. The role is partially or wholly compensatory, supportive and educative." Try Ledd,S. & Pepper,J (1993) "Conceptual bases of Professional nursing"(3rd ed.) Philadelphia, Lippincott
    Chitty, K (1993) "Professional nursing: Concepts and challenges." Philadelphia,WB Saunders it's a start.
  4. by   maikranz
    Originally posted by marshalbc:
    can somebody tell me what this is and it's
    application to the nursing process? Or where I can obtaine information regarding this??
    thanks!!

    (Orems Self-Care Model for nursing)
    Have you tried looking in the library under
    "Nurse Theorists"? Dorothea Orem has been around for a very long time.
  5. by   princessRN4
    Here's another definition.....

    The Orem theory "describes the role of the nurse in giving assistance to 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 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. There are three systems for meeting the patient's self-care deficits. They are Wholly Compensatory, in which the patient has no active role; Partly Compensatory, in which the patient and nurse have active roles and Educative Development, in which patients can meet their need for self-care with some assistance from the nurse." FROM: MOSBY'S Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health DICTIONARY, 3rd Edition, 1990, page 846. Good luck with your assignment.

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