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Class Ten

Class Ten   Assignment:  Read Chapter 18 and 19 in text.

1.                  Discuss the basic tenets of Katherine Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort.

2.                  Describe possible applications of Kolcaba’s theory in clinical practice.

3.                  Discuss the basic tenets of Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model.

4.                  Describe possible applications of Pender’s Model in clinical practice.

5.                  Illustrate middle-range nursing theories thru origami or other art forms.

 

Suggested Learning Activities:

            Student Activities:

1.      Review corresponding textbook power point presentations on line prior to attending class.

2.      Read assigned chapters in text.

3.      Bring to class several definitions of comfort for discussion.

Teaching Strategies:

1.      Collect the student’s definitions of comfort.  Guide students toward consensus on a definition of comfort.  Compare it to Kolcaba’s definition.  Discuss similarities and differences.

2.      Divide class into groups and ask them to develop stepwise instructions (as is seen with origami) on how to use Comfort Theory and Health Promotion theory.

3.      Swap instructions and have the groups create a Comfort Origami and a Health Promotion Origami.

 

4.      Divide class into discussion groups and select questions from those listed below.  Share answers with class.  Ones not used in class can be used for out of class bulletin board discussions.

a.      If you were to use Kolcaba’s theory as your theoretical base, how would your approach patient care differ?  Give a specific example of a client and how you could have used Kolcaba’s theory to provide quality care.

b.      If you did not know the educational background of Nola Pender, in which clinical specialization would you expect her to have advanced degrees?  Were you correct?

c.       View the model on page 127.  What areas are unclear to you from looking at the model?  Does the model help clarify the model for you?  If not, why not?

d.      If you were to use Pender’s theory as your theoretical base, how would your approach patient care differ?  Give a specific example of a client and how you could have used Pender’s theory to provide quality care.

5.      View the Jones and Bartlett Sitzman Eichelberger theory web origami gallery.  Compare your painting to others posted there.

 

6. Additional Learning Activities can be found on page 120,121 and 128 of textbook.

 

 

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