Credit Units: 2
Lecturer: Mr. Ajayi Peter Tobi, Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org, College of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
The course deals with concepts, models and theories underlying nursing practice and which provide the scientific basis for nursing procedures. The knowledge will help students to serve patients, families and communities.
Learning objectives and outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the use of theory in evidence-based practice, ethical decision making, and research.
- Examine evidence from practice to develop and refine theoretical perspectives.
- Examine selected middle range theories in health promotion, behavioral change, family functioning, and health care delivery for applicability and ethical decision making to advanced nursing care situations in multicultural environments.
- Apply an appropriate middle range theory to patient/client/health care delivery situations in advanced practice, research, education, or administration.
- Compare and contrast the relationship between the art of nursing and the science of nursing, and will also be able to describe the relationship between nursing philosophy, nursing theory , and nursing practice.
Course content shall include the following topics:
Concepts of health– illness; adaptation; stress;
Nursing models – Abdellah’s patient centred model; interaction models; Needs’ model (bio-psychosocial); Systems model(holistic approach); Field models (humanistic approach); Adaptation model;
Nursing Process as framework of care;
Nursing Theories:- Florence Nightingale’s environmental theory, Roy’s adaptation model, Orem’s self care theory, Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations, Roger’s theory of unitary human beings, Watson’s philosophy and science of caring, Neuman’s systems’ theory, Social relations theory etc;
Interpersonal relationship/Nurse patient relationship; Use /Application of nursing theories in evidence based practice; Evidence Based Practice (EBP).
Methods of Instruction:
- Discussion groups
- Guest lectures
- Projects (e.g. case studies, poster presentation, seminar presentation)
- Reading of articles from relevant scientific journals
Methods of Course Assessment:
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
Individual Works/Tasks 10
Class Tests 10
Class Assignments 10
Final Examination 70
Recommended Reference Materials:
- George B. Julia , Nursing Theories- The base for professional Nursing Practice , 3rd ed. Norwalk, Appleton and Lange.
- Wills M.Evelyn, McEwen Melanie (2002). Theoretical Basis for Nursing Philadelphia. Lippincott Williamsand wilkins.
- Meleis Ibrahim Afaf (1997) , Theoretical Nursing : Development and Progress 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott.
- Taylor Carol,Lillis Carol (2001)The Art and Science Of Nursing Care 4th ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott.
- www. Mayoclinic.com
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