Nursing Theory: The Core, Care And Core Theory

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Nursing theory can be defined as a systematic, purposeful and tentative structuring of ideas to enhance the effectiveness of the nursing profession (Barnaum, 2010). It is a set of relationships, definitions, concepts and prepositions that are derived from nursing models with the aim of providing a systematic view of phenomena. Generally, nursing theory helps in improvement of the nursing knowledge base through presentation of a plan for reflection that guides profession to know how to deal with various challenges (Barnaum, 2010). The current paper will expound on the Core, Care and Core Theory that was founded by Lydia Hall in 1960s. The paper will present the major concepts and sub-concepts of the theory, its importance and application in…show more content…
She derived the framework that she used to develop the theory from her psychiatry knowledge and nursing experience that she gained in Loeb Center. The theory is based on three assumptions. First, it holds that the energy and motivation necessary to trigger healing does not exist within the healthcare team, but within the patient. Secondly, it assumes that the three aspects of the nursing (care, cure and core) are interrelated. Thirdly, it also holds that the three aspects interact with each other as the circles representing them change in size when the patient’s total course of progress changes (Graneheim & Lundman,…show more content…
She explains health as a state of self-awareness that is associated with conscious selection of behaviors that are necessary in ensuring optimal functioning of an individual. Therefore, she stresses that the patient needs help in exploring the meaning of his behavior in identifying and overcoming problems through maturity and self-identity. According to her, the patient does not need to rely on the nurses in everything, but only needs to gain the urge and motivation for optimal functioning and seek help from the healthcare team when necessary in order to promote his healing process (Graneheim & Lundman,
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