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Hildegard Peplau's Theory Of Nursing Theories In The Emergency Room

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There are many nursing theories that are being used in the emergency room when the employees are treating psychiatric patients. Jean Watson’s caring theory is seen being used in the emergency room when the staff members are involved in the care of the psychiatric patients (McEwen & Wills, 2014, p. 182). The staff members are trying to provide the patients with holistic care and having a therapeutic environment is important for the patient to receive holistic care. The nurses and staff members are taking time out of his or her busy assignment to sit down, talk with these patients, and make sure that the patient is comfortable and has everything that he or she needs. Hildegard Peplau’s theory of nurse to patient relationship is another nursing theory that is currently being used in the emergency …show more content…

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  • Explains that jean watson's caring theory is used in the emergency room when the staff members are treating psychiatric patients. hildegard peplau’s theory of nurse to patient relationship is another nursing theory.
  • Explains hildegard peplau's theory of the importance of a good nurse to patient relationship has both weaknesses and strengths in the nursing profession.
  • Opines that there should be more theories in the psychiatric area of the emergency room to promote healing and professional development and growth.
  • Opines that the psychiatric area of the emergency room should be treated holistically and with florence nightingale's theory.

This theory can be applied across most of the nursing field including research, clinical areas, and education. According to an article that was written about Hildegard Peplau’s theory it stated that, “her idea of nursing as a collaborative, mutual and interprofessional process changed practice, education and research” (D’Antonio, Beeber, Sills, & Naegle, 2013, p. 316). When Peplau first implemented this theory into practice, it was initially used in just psychiatric nursing, however currently it can be used in all practice areas (McCarthy & Aquino-Russell, 2009, p.34). With this nursing theory, both the nurse and the patient have to be willing to participate in the relationship in order for the relationship to be therapeutic and helpful for the patient, which is one of the weaknesses of the theory. Sometimes it is difficult to form a therapeutic realsiotnship with psychiatric patients because the patient does not want to be in the emergency room and does not want to receive help because he or she believes that there is nothing

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