Dorothea Orem - Self-care Framework


Dorothea Orem 1914-

Self-care Framework

"Orem's model focuses on each individual's ability to perform self-care, defined as 'the practice of activities that individuals initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health, and well-being.'" (Polit & Henderson p. 103).  The basic premise of the model is that individuals can take responsibility for their health and the health of others. In a general sense, individuals have the capacity to care for themselves or their dependents.

 

Orem, D. E. (1971). Nursing: Concept of practice. New York: McGraw-Hill.

 

Anna, D. J., Christensen, D. G., Hohon, S. A., Ord, L., & Wells, S. R. (1978).  Implementing Orem's conceptual framework.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 8(11), 8-11.

 

Orem, D. E. (1979). Concept formalization in nursing: Process and product (2nd ed.). Boston: Little, Brown.

 

Fitzgerald, S. (1980). Utilizing Orem's self-care model in designing an education program for the diabetic.  Topics in Clinical Nursing, 2(2), 57-65.

 

Orem, D. E. (1980). Nursing: Concepts of practice. (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

 

Orem, D. E. (1983). The family coping with a medical illness: Analysis and application of Orem's self-care deficit theory. In I. W. Clements & F. B. Roberts (Eds.), Family health: A theoretical approach to nursing care (pp. 385-386). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

 

Orem, D. E. (1983). The self-care deficit theory of nursing: A general theory. In I. W. Clements & F. B.   Roberts (Eds.), Family health: A theoretical approach to nursing care (pp. 205-217). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

 

Orem, D. E. (1985). A concept of self-care for the rehabilitation client. Rehabilitation Nurse, 10(3), 33-36.

 

Orem, D. E. (1985). Nursing: Concepts of practice. (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

 

Orem, D. E., & Taylor, S. G. (1986). Orem's general theory of nursing. In P. Winstad-Fry (Ed.), Case studies in nursing theory (pp. 37-71). New York: National League for Nursing.

 

Orem, D. E. (1987). Orem's general theory of nursing. In R. R. Parse (Ed.), Nursing science: Major paradigms, theories, and critiques (pp. 67-89). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

 

Connelly, C. E. (1987). Self-care and the chronically ill patient.  Nursing Clinics of North America, 22, 621-629.

 

Smith, M. C. (1987). A critique of Orem's theory. In R. R. Parse (Ed.), Nursing science: Major paradigms, theories, and critiques (pp. 91-105). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

 

Frey, M.A., & Denyes, M. J. (1989). Health and illness self-care in adolescents with IDDM: A test of Orem's theory. Advanced Nursing Science, 12(1), 67-75.

 

Titus, S., & Porter, P. (1989). Orem's theory applied to pediatric residential treatment.  Pediatric Nursing, 15(5), 465-468, 556.

 

Omen, D. E. (1990). A nursing practice theory in three parts, 1956-1989. In M. E. Parker (Ed.), Nursing theories in practice (pp. 47-60).  New York: National League for Nursing.

 

Orem, D. E. (1991). Nursing: concepts of practice (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Hartweg, D. L. (1991). Dorethea Orem: Self-care deficit theory. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

 

Hartweg, D. L. (1995). Dorothea Orem: Self-care deficit theory. In C. M. McQuiston & A. A. Webb (Eds.),  Foundations of nursing theory: Contributions of 12 key theorists (pp. 139-202). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Orem, D. E. (1995). Nursing: Concepts of practice (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Gast, H. L. (1996). Orem's self-care model. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & A. L. Whall (Eds.), Conceptual models of nursing: Analysis and application (3rd ed., pp. 111-151).  Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.

 

Dennis, C. M. (1997).  Self-care deficit theory of nursing: Concepts and applications.  St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Taylor, S. G., Compton, A., Eben, J. D., Emerson, S., Gashti, N. N., Tomey, A. M., Nation, M. J., & Nordmeyer, S.  B. (1998). Dorethea E. Orem: Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing. In A. M. Tomey & M./ R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing theorist and their work (4th ed., pp. 175-194). St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Taylor, S. G. & Godfrey, N. S. (1999). The ethics of Orem's theory. Nursing Science Quarterly, 12(3), 202-207.

 

Taylor, S. G. (2001). Orem's general theory of nursing and families. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14(1), 7-9.         

Geden, E. A., Isaramalai, S-A., & Taylor, S. (2001). Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory and the nurse practitioners practice. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14(1), 29-33.

 

Fawcett, J. (2001). The nurse theorists: 21st century updates -  Dorethea Orem. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14(1), 34-38.

 

Taylor, S. G., Renpenning, K. E., Geden, E. A., Neuman, B. M., & Hart, M. A. (2001). A theory of dependent-care: A corollary theory to Orem's Theory of Self-Care. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14(1), 39-47.

 

Denyes, M. J., Orem, D. E., & Soz-wiss, G. G.  (2001). Self-care: A foundational science. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14(1), 48-54.

 

Anderson, J. A. (2001). Understanding homeless adults by testing the theory of self-care. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14(1), 59-67.

 

Berbiglia, V. A. (2002). Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory in practice. In M. R. Alligood & A. M. Tomey (Eds.), Nursing theory utilization & application (2nd. ed.,  pp. 239-266). St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Cox, K. R., & Taylor, S. G. (2005). Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory: Pediatric asthma as explar. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18(3), 249-257.

 

Allison, S. E. (2007). Self-care requirements for activity and rest: An Orem nursing focus. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20(1), 68-76.