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case study the patient was assisted and educated on identifying the signs and symptoms of the injury that mayexacerbate the condition because of lack of self-care in the diabetic patient and disease process2ndthis patient was assisted when in need of help while being made aware of possible barriers to recovery3rdpatient was receiving the support and guidance to understand, manage and restore the patient optimal level offunction and health related to physiological changes from spinal cord injuryBarriers1st– The theory is extensive and the process lengthy2nd– Bedside nurses carry large patient loads even in intensive care and rehab. Units and time with theimplementation of the model demands 1:1 engagement for extended periods of time3rd– The model focuses exclusively on nursing intervention for all teaching, guiding, supporting andassisting the patient(McEwen & Willis, 2002)
Margaret Newman TheoryNewman’s theory: Every person in every situation, regardless of how disordered and hopelessit may seem, is part of the universal process of expanding consciousness,The theory elaborates on the concept that the patient will become more of oneself, findinggreater meaning in life,Through this theory there is a connectedness with other people and the world.“The theory ofhealth as expanding consciousness (HEC)was stimulated by concern forthose for whom health as the absence of disease or disability is not possible.For the nurse this is the role of the nurse to develop the skill to relate to this type of patientThe nurse works with people facing the uncertainty, debilitation, loss and eventual deathassociated with chronic illness( Petprin, Alice)
Newman Applications in Nursing1stexample: Adult Sickle Cell patient is repeatedly hospitalized for the exacerbation of the symptoms of thedisease.Nurse interacts with the patient and win his trust, using Newman theoryThe nurse educates, supports and guides the patient’s in recognizing patterns of disease flare-upsTrust enables the nurse recommendation for management of the chronic illnessThe patient can maintain optimal level of adequate health.2ndexample: A patient is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis; the patient is devastated and feels that theycannot continue living with this disease. Introducing and utilizing Newman’s theory the patient’s recognitionpattern is identified and the nurse continues with the process of guiding patient on the best treatment procedureto take and restores hope in a longer and productive lifestyle.
The Application of Newman’s theory3rd. Example: A professional football player is severely injured with a compound, right leg fracture.This injures may affect the professional future since,the fracture may include damage to blood vessels or nerves and infection of the bone (osteomyelitis) or surrounding tissue.

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