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Peplau’s Psychodynamic Nursing Theory

Peplau’s Psychodynamic Nursing Theory

Hildegard Peplau is one of the first theorists since Nightingale to present a theory for nursing. She introduced her interpersonal concepts in 1952 and based them on available theories at the time: psychoanalytic theory, principles of social learning, and concepts of human motivation and personality development. Psychodynamic nursing is defined as understanding one’s own behavior […]

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Dorothy E. Johnson

Dorothy E. Johnson

Behavioral System Model (1959,1968,1974,1980) Person/Client: A behavioral system composed of seven subsystems: affiliative, achievement, dependence, aggressive, eliminative, ingestive, and sexual. Environment: Consists of all factors that are not part of the individual’s behavioral system but that influence the system and some of which can be manipulated by the nurse to achieve the health goal of […]

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Virginia Henderson (1955, 1966, 1969, 1978)

Virginia Henderson (1955, 1966, 1969, 1978)

Person/Client: A whole, complete, and independent being who has 14  fundamental needs to breathe, eat and drink, eliminate, move and maintain posture, sleep and rest, dress and undress, maintain body temperature, keep clean, avoid danger, communicate, worship, work, play and learn. Environment: The aggregate of the external conditions and influences affecting the life and development […]

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