Incorporating Theory

Incorporating Theory

Identify a theory that can be used to support your proposed solution.
Write a summary (250words) in which you:
 Describe the theory and your rationale for selecting the theory.
 Discuss how the theory works to support your proposed solution.

 Explain how you will incorporate the theory into your project.

Incorporating Theory

Various theorists have developed different theories to help understand the concept of
nursing. The theories aim to add value on nursing to promote quality. One of the theories the
paper deliberates on and which supports my proposed solution is Virginia Henderson’s Need
The theory was developed by Virginia Henderson, who defined nursing as the duty to
help individuals, either sick or not, to perform various activities that aids their recovery or helps
them to a peaceful death (Wills & McEwen, 2002). These are the activities that the individual
may not perform without assistance because the one lacks strength, knowledge, and will. This

assistance is essential in helping the patient/individuals to gain independence quickly (Afaf,
1997). Therefore, a nurse has the duty to work with the person, provide needed help, and do
some roles for the person to achieve independence.
The reason for choosing this theory is that it expounds the roles of a nurse. Nurses must
be able to assist the individuals to enhance recovery, as they require attention to make them
strong to stand on their own.
This theory works to support the solution through its various assumptions. One of the
assumptions is that nurses provide care to patients until they are in a position to care for
themselves (Taylor & Lillis, 2001). The second assumption is that nurses have a desire and are
willing to devote themselves night and day to provide care for the patients (Delaune & Ladner,
2002). Therefore, these assumptions and the roles that nurse do jointly enhance the quality of
care. Patients must be assisted to make them independent to resume to their normalcy.
One of the reasons why I would incorporate the theory in my practice is that it impacts on
the health of the patients. Nurses have a role to help their patients in becoming independent. This
is a very important aspect in the field of nursing and nurses must always be committed and
dedicated to providing better care to their patients.



Afaf, M. (1997). Theoretical Nursing: Development & Progress, 3rd ed.
Philadelphia, Lippincott.
Delaune, C., & Ladner, K. (2002). Fundamental of nursing, standard and practice, 2nd edition,
Thomson, NY.
Taylor, C., & Lillis, C. (2001). The Art & Science Of Nursing Care, 4th ed.
Philadelphia, Lippincott.
Wills, M., & McEwen, M. (2002). Theoretical Basis for Nursing Philadelphia. Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins.


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