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Orem's Nursing Theory

Description of Orem's nursing theory (purpose, concepts/definitions, relationship/structure, assumptions)

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Orems' nursing theory essentially states that nurses have to supply care when the patient cannot. This is done by measuring the clients' deficits relative to a patient's self-care needs. Orem's model is based on the idea that patients can recover more quickly and holistically if they can perform their own self-care to the best of their abilities. When a pateint cannot, a self-care deficit occurs resulting in the registered nurse ...

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The following solution describes Orem's nursing theory.