NRS-430V-Professional Dynamics-W3 Q2Discuss the difference between a nursing conceptual model and a nursing theory.Select a nursing theory and provide a concise summary of it. Provide an example in nursing practice where the nursing theory you selected would be effective in managing patient care. According to Whitney, nursing theory is a collection of statements that explain a relationship between two or more ideas. Theory is something all nurses use in their daily practices, whether they know it or not. When nurses understand nursing theory that will strengthen their focus of care by guiding nursing practice [ CITATION Whi18 \l 1033 ]. On the other hand, conceptual models, also known as grand theories, can explain a particular way of thinking, or mental pictureof how the theory fits together, according to the theorist. In addition, conceptual models are the structures that define the theory [ CITATION Whi18 \l 1033 ].Hildegard Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations Theory is referred to as psychodynamic nursing, which refers to understanding one’s behavior. Peplau contributed to mental health laws and defined nursing as an interpersonal process of therapeutic interactions between the sick patient inneed of care and an educated nurse trained to recognize and respond to those needs [CITATION Hil52 \l 1033 ]. Peplau considered the individual as someone that desires to reduce anxiety or tension. The causes of this tension are not clearly defined, but it is made up of forces outside of the individuals. There are four phases: orientation, identification, exploitation and resolution. This theory recognizes the relationship that happens between the nurse and the patient. The registered nurse carries a variety of roles to the patients that are in need of care such as stranger, teacher, resource, counselor, technical expert and leader, and Peplau acknowledged that a relationship does happens, and that nurses are not just a messenger between physicians and the patient [ CITATION Whi18 \l 1033 ].A way I put my example in is by breaking down what should happen in each of the phases of Peplau’s Theory. This could be applicable to any kind of patient or situation the nurse encounters. Orientation phase begins when the nurse and the patient meet, and at this point both are strangers. The nurse and patient define the problem at hand, and the type of services needed are
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