In the era that we are in today, we are faced with environmental conditions beyond what was ought to be natural and nurturing. Some of the global environmental issues that we have now are the global warming, nuclear radiation threats, man-made environmental calamities and pollution. From these occurrences, Nightingale’s model seemed to be very ideal. Her concept of providing fresh air to patients is in question with today’s industrialization effects.
The Environmental Theory of Nursing is a patient-care theory. It focuses in the alteration of the patient’s environment in order to affect change in his or her health. Caring for the patient is of more importance rather than the nursing process, the relationship between patient and nurse, or the individual nurse.
Since the applicability of some of the concepts to specific situations today are non-feasible, development of this theory is utterly needed to accommodate the changes of the environment that we currently have. Still, above all this, it is very much clear the Nightingale’s theory is superb as a starting point of the progression of our profession and served as a catalyst for nursing’s improvement.
In this way, the model must be adapted to fit the needs of individual patients. The environmental factors affect different patients unique to their situations and illnesses, and the nurse must address these factors on a case-by-case basis in order to make sure the factors are altered in a way that best cares for an individual patient and his or her needs.
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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