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Title of document: Reflections about the use and utility of the models in nursing care
Name of author(s): MARÍA LÓPEZ-PARRA, SUSANA SANTOS-RUIZ, SUSANA VAREZ-PELÁEZ, DOLORES ABRIL-SABATER,MARÍA ROCABERT-LUQUE, MERCE RUIZ-MUÑOZ Y NURIA MAÑÉ-BUXÓ
Name of publisher: Enfermería Clínica
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
Summary:
"Theory is essential to explain and understand nursing practice. The theoretical framework helps to examine, organize, analyze and interpret patient data, supporting and facilitating decision-making. Likewise, the theoretical framework helps nurses to plan, predict and evaluate the results of nursing care. Therefore, the heoretical approach is a useful tool for reasoning and critical thinking and, moreover, helps nurses to use and manage all the information on a patient and to provide nursing care in a structured and effective manner.
The use of Conceptual Models of Nursing in nursing care guarantees that all nurses share a common language and similar concepts with respect to the nursing paradigms, person, health, environment and care that characterize their professional role. The present article provides a reflection on an issue that continues to be of great importance - the dichotomy between nursing theory and practice."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
Important article that revises the theories, methods, methodologies and approaches used in nursing care. Having all of them into account is vital for the activity of the nurses and profesional carers even though some times they are relegated in the daily practice.
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Enfermería Clinica 2006;16(4):218-21

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