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Nursing Theories and Theorists

In this guide for nursing theories, we aim to help you understand what comprises a nursing theory and its importance, purpose, history, types or classifications, and give you an overview through summaries of selected nursing theories.

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.

Dorothea Orem: Self-Care Deficit Theory

Dorothea Orem is a nurse theorist who pioneered the Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory. Get to know the biography and works of Orem, including a discussion about the major concepts, subconcepts, nursing metaparadigm, and application of Self- Care Deficit Theory.