Week three of your nursing theory course. As we progress, this week’s reading assignments from your Smith and Parker textbook will include progression into Section II which includes Conceptual Influences on the Evolution of Nursing Theory. Please read and reflect upon the following assignments:
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Chapter 5: Early Conceptualizations About Nursing
Let us review the works of Wiedenbach (conceptualizations of nursing), Henderson (who believed in the categorizations of functions that pertained to patient care), and Hall (who envisioned three overlapping circles of care – person, body, and disease from crisis to rehabilitation) that introduced the nursing theory and explore the importance of nurse-patient relationships (Smith & Parker 2015).
Chapter 6: Nurse-Patient Relationship Theories
This reading assignment focuses on conceptualizations by Travelbee, a former nursing educator, (who practiced psychiatric/mental health care) that serves as a framework that delineates the nurse-patient interaction. Remembering that patients or clients are exceptional and nursing care is delivered across several stages (Smith & Parker, 2015).
This week we will move forward with the discussion of concepts related to these theorists
1- What were the early conceptualizations of nursing theory? 2- What are nurse-patient theories?