Using the Holisitic Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms to Guide Nursing Practice in serious Illness and at the end of Life.
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Author DetailsAmy Moore, PHD, RN, APHN-BC, HUNC-BC
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
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This presentation describes a new creative and imaginative theory-driven practice model for nursing in complex and challenging situations. The Holistic Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms (HTOUS), (grounded in Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings) , describes how the nurse can help people achieve wellbecoming in the context of serious illness and at the end of life. HTOUS views human beings and their environments as complex, co-extensive, dynamic irreducible energy fields in mutual process. Human and environment field patterns are empirically observable through manifestations in the forms of situations, perceptions experiences varied expressions and evolve in the context of nursing actions. Symptoms, as manifestations of field form recognizable patterns. Because the fields are continuously open, they are responsive to theory driven, transformative nursing actions at any time. Innovative theory-driven strategies and outcomes for nursing using HTOUS in practice will be discussed. We will discuss how the structure of HTOUS suggests opportunities for nursing practice, how HTOUS suggests novel outcomes for patients with serious illness or at the end of life, and how HTOUS suggests strategies for nursing care for patients in selected situations.
DescriptionNursing Theories: Moving Forward Through Collaboration, Application and Innovation, held November 14-15, 2019 at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. Hosted by KING International Nursing Group.
Conference NameNursing Theories: Moving Forward Through Collaboration, Application and Innovation
Conference HostKING International Nursing Group
Conference LocationGeorge Washington University, Washington DC, USA
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