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 judgment is confirmed by linking related and defining factors to the assessment. The planning stage addresses the problems identified. Each problem has a specific goal or outcome. Nursing interventions are established to meet the goals. During the implementation phase of the deliberative nursing process, the nurse starts the use of the care plan. The final stage is evaluation in which a review is made of the plan and progress towards goal determination are identified. Any new problems are assessed and the process is renewed (Nursing Theory, 2011). Theory’s Historical background: Ida Jean Orlando was born in 1926. Orlando was trained as a nurse at New York Medical College, earned a bachelor of science in public health at St. John’s University and earned a masters of arts degree in mental health nursing from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. While working as Director of the Graduate Program in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing, Orlando was the principal investigator of a grant entitled, Integration of Mental Health Concepts in a Basic Nursing Curriculum. Her leadership and scholarship of the grant became the foundation of theory the deliberative nursing process when analyzing over 2,000 nurse patient interactions....
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