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Which Nursing Theorist Are You?

Which Nursing Theorist Are You?

Let’s take a look down our memory lanes at these role models in nursing and try to see a part of us in them.
Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring

Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

According to Watson's theory, "Nursing is concerned with promoting health, preventing illness, caring for the sick, and restoring health."
Jean Watson

Jean Watson

Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist and nursing professor who is well known for her "Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring."
Ida Jean Orlando

Ida Jean Orlando

Ida Jean Orlando was a known psychiatric nurse, theorist and researcher who developed the "Deliberate Nursing Process Theory."

Ida Jean Orlando’s Deliberative Nursing Process Theory

Ida Jean Orlando developed her Deliberative Nursing Process that allows nurses to formulate an effective nursing care plan that can also be easily adapted when and if any complexity come up with the patient.

Imogene M. King

Imogene Martina King was one of the pioneers and most sought nursing theorists for her Theory of Goal Attainment which was developed in the early 1960s.

Imogene M. King’s Theory of Goal Attainment

Imogene M. King's Theory of Goal Attainment focuses on this process to guide and direct nurses in the nurse-patient relationship, going hand-in-hand with their patients to meet the goals towards good health.

Faye G. Abdellah’s 21 Nursing Problems Theory

Faye Abdellah formulated the 21 Nursing Problems theory that changed the focus on nursing care from disease-centered to patient-centered.
Faye G. Abdellah

Faye G. Abdellah – Pioneer of 21 Nursing Problems

Faye Glenn Abdellah is a pioneer in nursing research who developed the "Twenty-One Nursing Problems."

Dorothy E. Johnson’s Behavioral System Model

Dorothy E. Johnson proposed the Behavioral System Model Nursing Theory in 1968.

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