Ernestine Wiedenbach’s Contribution To the Development of Clinical Nursing Practice

Ernestine Wiedenbach’s theory has contributed to the development of clinical nursing practice by influencing core concepts in practice, such as the nursing process, and by contributing to the goal of nursing, which is to attend to a patient’s needs by assessing their need for help in the clinical setting/
The helping art of nursing is seen in all nursing practice involving the individual, and it uses the basis of nursing practice, the basis being the nursing process. The nursing process is a systematic problem-solving approach first applied by Orlando in 1961 and involved four key steps which includes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation (Potter, Perry, 2006, p. 68). According Alligood and Tomey (2010), Wiedenbach also developed a personal nursing steps in which the nurse can identify a patient’s need for help by:
1.Observing behaviors consistent or inconsistent with their comfort,
2.Exploring the meaning of their behaviour,
3.Determining whether they can resolve their problems or have a need for help,
4.Determining whether they can resolve their problems or have…




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