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Orem's Self-care Model and Professional Development

Using Orem's self-care model how would you describe the impact of professional development on knowledge development and dissemination in application of her model in a practice setting?

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1. Using Orem's self-care model how would you describe the impact of professional development on knowledge development and dissemination in application of her model in a practice setting?

The wording of this question is complicated, so let's break the question down.

In general, the impact of professional development on knowledge development and dissemination is a positive one. That is, the greater the degree of professional development, the greater is the knowledge of nursing and dissemination of that knowledge. Nurses' who engage in continuous professional development, such as learning about Orem's model of nursing, can apply her model successfully in practice setting. The Orem model is based upon the philosophy that all "patients wish to care for themselves". It is particularly used in rehabilitation and primary care settings where the patient is encouraged to be as independent as possible. (1) The focus of Orem's model of nursing is to enhance the patient's ability for self-care and extend this ability to care for their dependents (2).

In application of Orem's self-care model to patients' care, you would impart your 'professional' knowledge to the patient's care based on her or his recovery/rehabilitation needs. In this model, you would use your professional knowledge about Orem's self care requisites and classify the ...

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Using Orem's self-care model, this solution describes the impact of professional development on knowledge development and dissemination in application of her model in a practice setting.

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