Henderson believed nurses have the responsibility to assess the needs of the individual patient, help individuals meet their health needs, and provide an environment in which the individual can perform activities unaided. What is an opportunity in your nursing practice that would benefit from application of Henderson’s theory? How does this align with the ANA’s definition of nursing? Provide at least one evidenced-based research article to support this recommendation.
Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be at least 200 words in length.
Henderson’s theory stresses the importance of assisting individuals with essential activities to maintain health, recover, or achieve a peaceful death. Some of the components of the basic care proposed in this theory include ensuring the individual can breathe normally, eat and drink adequately, eliminate body waste, move and maintain desirable postures, sleep and rest, select suitable clothes, and well as worship according to one’s faith among others. In this theory, there is an increasing need of on increasing patient independence to ensure that progress after the hospital is not delayed. The nurse’s role in this context includes substitutive (doing for the person), supplementary (helping the person), and complementary (working with the person), to help the person become as independent as possible. In other words, the primary
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