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Nursing Theory question

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Specializes in LTC/Rehab.

Are there any nursing theories out there that can be applied to ICU nurses and the stress or emotional distress of losing a patient? I've been reading through theory books for days and I can only find theories that relate to the patient's stress regarding hospitalization. any suggestions? I'd like to do my final paper on this topic but i'm struggling to find any relevant theories.

Regards.. S

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

a companion to nursing theories and models is a great website with scads of theories explained in a fair amount of detail. It seems to be from overseas, as there are some theories I have not run across on there.

Good luck. Although, generally, nursing theorists center their work on the patient. Benner is one of the few exceptions.