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What relationship(s) do you find between grand nursing theoriesand application to clinical practice? Provide one example thatuses a specific grand range theory to support your views.A theory is an idea or interpretation of events or facts.Nursingspecific theories, aim to describe, interpret and predict observations,relationships or patient outcomes.By definition, grand nursing theories arethe most abstract and complex.They attempt to explain broad areas withinthe nursing discipline and serve to shape what it is to be a nurse, what we doand what kind of outcomes we aim to achieve for our patients.There is no theory that is better than another, it’s the utility to practicethat makes it applicable. One such theory by Dorthea Orem is the Self CareDeficit Theory, which she defines as each individual having the ability toperform self-care and is responsible for maintaining their health, (Parker &Smith, 2010).Self-Careis “any necessary human regulatory function,which is underindividualcontrol, deliberate and self-initiated.” (Wikipedia,n.d.).Orem’s theory is seen daily in the education of patients for managingtheir disease processes.AuthorsSürücü and Kizilci (2010), exemplify Orem’s Self CareTheory, by using it as a guide to improve self-care behaviors and self-management of patients with Diabetes type 2.They assessed limiting

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Nursing, nursing theories, grand nursing theory, goal attainment

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