Nursing Theory While researching nursing theories I was inspired Madeleine

Nursing theory while researching nursing theories i

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Nursing Theory While researching nursing theories I was inspired Madeleine Leininger, who expanded on the work of earlier nurse theorists, Martha Rogers. Marth theorized that the study of human beings would earn meaningful theories and concepts only when their wholeness is perceived. Rogers’s perception set a foundation for the development of multitude of nursing definitions of health, each using a holistic approach, viewing human beings as a whole person, encircling body, mind, and spirit (Schuiling, & Likis, 2017). Leininger expanded on this and has provided conceptual framework for nursing care. She supports the theory that cultural beliefs influence their perceptions of health, and outcomes of care are improved when the patient’s definition of health is considered and care is provided within the patients cultural context (Fisher & Owen, 2008). This model empowers women to be treated as the individuals they are. Proper health care requires a consideration of the whole person and must include knowledge and appreciation for the cultural context of the individual. This view provides a definition of health that is patient specific and includes the individual patients’ cultural perceptions of health. Health promotion then encompasses a wide range of services that are delivered within the cultural context of the patient and that promote the
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general health and well-being of individuals and the communities in which they live (Schuiling, & Likis, 2017). Women have individual needs that need to be cared for in such a manner. As a woman, I can relate to women of a feminist basis but I also feel men can stand for feminism as well. I happen to be using a male preceptor for this women’s health rotation and he is an extreme advocate for women. I feel it is so important that we all understand that not only can men be feminists, it’s that men should be feminist also. Anyone who stands for equality is feminist. Sadly, not all men feel this way but as I have gotten to know my preceptor more and more, he has shown me that men can advocate for women just as well as females can, if not more so. He truly treats women as individuals and takes culture into
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