Nursing Theorist Grid: Ida Orlando

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Nursing Theorist Grid: Ida Orlando

Use grid below to complete the Week 4-Nursing Theorists assignment. Please see the “Nursing Theorists’ Grading Criteria” document, located on the Materials page of the student Web site.


Theorist Selected: Ida Orlando

Description of Theory: Ida Orlando developed the deliberative nursing theory process in response to the nurse’s interpretation of client behavior. According to Orlando, the deliberative nursing process has five stages; assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The assessment phase is a holistic assessment approach using subjective and objective data about the client. In the diagnosis stage (Nursing Theory, 2011), clinical
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Orlando’s theory helps “the nurse to identify her own perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about the patient’s behaviors, then validates them with the patient” (Potter, M., & Tinker, S., 2000, pg. 41). Orlando’s theories are critical to introduce in nursing education because nurses are empowered with a framework for ongoing assessment. | Health means freedom from mental and physical discomfort, well-being, and satisfaction. | Orlando asserts that the deliberative form ofaction helps nurses achieve helpful outcomesbecause it provides an opportunity for the other person in a contact to give her or his reaction to the situation (Schmieding,1987, p.g. 100). In the nursing practice, outcomes relate to health and well-being. When there is a dialogue between nurse and client, there are increased opportunities for the nurse to perform administrative actions that will administrative action that will facilitate the discovery of relevant information. Armed with this information, the nurse is more likely to support patient satisfaction (Schmieding,1987). | Orlando’s theories assert that assessing health is achieved through the communication and interaction of the nurse and client. The nurses perceptions of a client’s health can be validated by asking the client critical question. In nursing education, students should be given opportunities to question and validate clients. This discourse can be