Posted: September 17th, 2022
The theories and theorists discussed in this module include Dorothy Johnson (Behavioral Systems Model). This theory view persons (families, groups, communities) as integrated wholes or integrated systems interacting with the larger environmental system. The health or well-being of the person is influenced by environmental factors. This module introduces the work of Ernestine Wiedenbach, Lydia Hall, Ida Jean Orlando, and Joyce Travelbee. This module summarizes each of these early scholars and their conceptualization of nursing and the nurse-patient relationship. Their work situated the focus of nursing from performance of tasks to engagement in a therapeutic relationship designed to facilitate health and healing.
Smith, M. C.,
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