(Solution) NR501 Week 4: Collaboration Cafe

This class presents various types of nursing theories and how the concepts of the nursing metaparadigm distinguish nursing theory from other theories we may use. Please share a nursing theory that you have found to be helpful to you in practice. Why is this nursing theory meaningful to you? Feel free to share an example of how this theory guides your practice as a nurse.


One theory that I found useful to my practice, nurse education, is the Virginia Henderson’s need theory. The theory stresses on the significance of increasing the patient’s independence to avoid delaying their progress post-hospitalization. Henderson’s emphasis on the fundamental human needs are the key focus of the practice of nurses and have resulted in further development of theory with respect to patient needs and the role of nursing in facilitating the satisfaction of those needs (Ahtisham & Jacoline, 2015). The need theory assumes that nurses care for a patient until he or she can independently care for self, nurses are committed and willing to serve and thus will devote themselves to their patient on a 24/7 basis, and nurses should be education in both science and arts at the college level. The need theory identified the four categories of care which comprise of 15 components. These categories include (i) physiological needs which encompass areas that relate to eating, sleep, dress and environment; (ii) psychological needs which highlight…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5