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Nursing Theories Guide

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?

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’s Self-Care Theory

The Self-Care Nursing Theory or the Orem Model of Nursing was developed by Dorothea Orem is considered a grand nursing theory, which means the theory covers a broad scope with general concepts that can be applied to all instances of nursing.

Dorothea E. Orem

Dorothea Elizabeth Orem (July 15, 1914 - June 22, 2007) was one of America's foremost nursing theorists who developed the Self-Care Nursing Theory, also known as the Orem Model of Nursing.