Concepts and theories in nursing
Your assignment this week will be an APA paper to include a title page, level headings, and a reference page.
- Case Study
Parse’s theory focuses on quality of life and is from each person’s perspective. The concept of valuing at the level of human experiences focuses on the ways persons choose and act on what is important in their lives.
The hospice nurse sat with Ann’s husband, Ben. Ann was resting quietly as the increased dosage of IV pain medication gradually reached its therapeutic level. Ben turned his head and slowly turned, looking out the room’s only window. As he glanced up, a small flicker of light caught his breath. It was a shooting star. A tear fell from the corner of his eye, and he turned to Ann. The nurse sensed that something significant to Ann and Ben was unfolding. Shuffling to Ann’s bedside, he took her small, fragile hand in his. These hands had rocked cradles, burped babies, and groomed the horses she loved to ride. Gently holding her hand, he turned to the nurse. “She would ride like the wind was chasing her.” Looking back to Ann, his voice broke, choking back tears. “Ann, Ann, I saw Jessie…Jessie is calling.” Ben turned, “Jessie was our daughter. She died having a baby that was too big. When she died, it was a pitch-black night. Cold, so cold, the baby died too, a little boy, named him Abe, Jr. after Jessie’s husband. I took Ann outside so she could cry to God above and there in this dark sky we saw two falling stars…together…just falling. We knew it had to be Jessie and Abe…two angels to light up the night.” Ben turned back as a deep sigh escaped from Ann’s lips. A soft smile remained as she joined Jessie and Abe.
- Based on this case study, how would the nurse actualize Parse’s theory of Human Becoming?
Make sure the first line of your paper is the title and is centered and NOT bold. You must have an intro paragraph that introduces all the topics of your paper. You will then address the question above and will have a level header Actualization.
- What are the characteristics of a human becoming nurse? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this theory of nursing?
This section should be at least one paragraph with a level header Strengths and Weaknesses. Think about how to apply this theory. Would it work for every setting?
What challenges exist for healthcare institutions to switch to this nursing approach?
This section should have a level header Challenge and should include at least two reasons. Make sure you explain why it is a challenge in detail.
- How might Parse’s understanding of transcendence guide the nurse, as Ann’s death became a reality to Ben?
This section should have a level header Transcendence and should use key words from the theory to tie into the case study.
- From the nursing theories we have discussed, what additional theory would you apply to this case study? Develop a plan of care to include both nursing theories (be specific and provide reasons)
This section should have a level header Additional theory. Why did you select this theory? How can you apply it to this case study? Again, make sure to use key words from the theory. Make sure you have a conclusion paragraph that sums up the content of your paper and has a level one header Conclusion.
The APA formatted paper should include 2 outside references and your book. The essay should be between 1250 and 1500 words in length.