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Description - Self-Care Science, Nursing Theory and Evidence-Based Practice by Susan Taylor

This is an excellent review of the development of self-care deficit theory and the use of self-care in nursing practice. Explanations of the various theories and theory terms are well done and written at a level that novice theorists can relate to. The authors demonstrate how self-care science can be fiscally and effectively applied to the care of patients/clients."--Doody's Medical Reviews

Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory has been used as a foundation for nursing practice in healthcare institutions and as the basis of curricula in nursing schools for decades. This book explores the high-level theory of the application of Orem's Self-Care Theory, and how it can improve patient outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness of nursing care delivery. Written for nursing theorists, researchers, administrators, and graduate students, the text addresses the relationship of self-care theory and evidence-based care in nursing, and provides a solution to improving contemporary healthcare outcomes.

The book is divided into three sections. Section one discusses the reason for the existence of the nursing profession, and identifies the performance of self-care. Section two covers three nursing practice sciences-wholly compensatory nursing, partly compensatory nursing, and supportive educative nursing. Section three offer suggestions on how health care organizations can incorporate this broadened perspective of what constitutes evidence based practice and on-going research methodology into every-day delivery of nursing services.

Key Features:

  • Includes case examples to illustrate the application of theory to nursing practice
  • Provides a current, cost-effective resource for implementing Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for effective evidence-based practice
  • Builds the link between the application of Orem's Self Care Theory and improved patient and fiscal healthcare outcomes

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826107787
ISBN-10: 0826107788
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 230
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Taylor

Susan G. Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor Emerita, Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Taylor has presented nationally and internationally on Orem's Self Care Theory. She has published extensively in relation to self-care deficit nursing theory including co-authoring ""Self-Care Theory in Nursing."" She is the recipient of many awards, including Alumnae of the Year from Alverno College, Missouri Tribute to Nurses Nurse Educator, Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence, and the MO Alumni Association Faculty Award.||Katherine Renpenning, MScN is President/Chief Nursing Consultant, MCL Educational Services, Inc. in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She consults nationally and internationally in relation to self-care deficit nursing theory in research, education, and practice for healthcare institutions and the British Columbia (CAN) Ministry of Health. In addition to other publications, she is co-author of Self-Care Theory in Nursing and Nursing Administration in the 21st Century: A Self -Care Theory Approach. Ms. Renpenning is President of the International Orem Society.

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