What is the nursing theory and who are the major theorists
- Began with Florence nightingale in mid 1850s and then remained dormant until the mid 1950s
- a theory attempts to explain the nature of something
- major theorists: nightingale developed the first theory of nursing, Henderson's theory identifies 14components of basic nursing care which is breathe normally,eat and drink adequately, etc. Orem: says that the nurse helps patients meet self care deficits. Self care is the things people do on their own behalf in maintains life,health,and we'll being. Roy: says that peoples ability to adapt to their environment determines health. Neumann: states that stressors upset an individuals stability.