Theories - theories especially for mental health nursing...

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- The environmental theory by Florence Nightingale stressed that having a positive environment with proper temperature, proper lighting, proper use of fresh air and a clean environment, will help the patient heal. - Jean Watson’s caring theory – if we use a holistic approach that will help get the patients better faster. Some caring interventions she suggested are the instillation of faith-hope, the development of helping trust relationships, and the provision of a supportive, protective, and spiritual, physical, sociocultural environment. - Martha Rogers – Energy field theory – if we have positive energy the patients are more likely to heal. Energy field is the fundamental unit of both the living and nonliving. - Hildegard Peplau –interpersonal relationship theory – one of the most crucial
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Unformatted text preview: theories, especially for mental health nursing. The theory has 4 phases, which make up an interpersonal relationship: orientation, identification, expiration, and termination. These steps help the patient build trust and a therapeutic relationship with nurses, and ultimately help to get them better. -All these theories revolve around Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where physiological needs are the most important (medical issues affecting mental health), followed by safety (of self and others), love and belonging (support systems), and self-actualization. When the patient reaches self-actualization, that means that they are ready for discharge and they should be finding themselves and understanding their own problems and how to deal with them....
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