Ida Jean Orlando’s theory focuses on problem-solving, decision-making, and providing individualized nursing care. It is an essential part of the nursing care plan. The Deliberative Nursing Process consists of five stages: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. These stages focus on creating patient improvement or positive outcomes for patients (Wayne, 2014). The entire process is cyclical, individualized, and flexible, as you can determine whether to continue or modify the plan of care, or terminate the plan of care if the goals were achieved. All five steps are interrelated and depend on the accuracy of each of the preceding steps. The stages are collaborative as well. The nurse is required to communicate with the patient, their family, an...
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Personally, I think Orlando’s theory is a straight forward, patient-centered, basic nursing theory. The patient has a need, which we meet in order to relieve the patient’s distress. This theory facilitates discovery of the needs of patients and open communication, and is useful to practice in a variety of settings.
In researching Idea Jean Orlando and her theory, I learned she received her Master of Arts in Mental Health consultation and devoted her life to mental health and psychiatric nursing. I thought this was rather interesting, seeing as I am just beginning my career as a psychiatric mental health nurse. I believe Orlando’s theory is most certainly beneficial to my position as a RN.
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