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Application of Nightingale Nursing Theory to the Care of Patient with Colostomy
European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 97-101
Received: Oct. 30, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 28, 2016; Published: Jan. 18, 2017
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Afsha Awalkhan, Institute of Nursing Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
Dildar Muhammad, Institute of Nursing Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
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Nursing is distinct health care discipline and its practice is based on the paradigm of care. The theoretical foundation of discipline is rich of various, Grand and middle range theories and care models The clinical Domaine of discipline is a platform to test the theoretical aspect of discipline. Both theory and practice are reciprocal as theories generate from practice and return back to practice for testing. Florence nightingale was the pioneer nurse theorist and founder of modern nursing. Her theory of care which more than a century old is still appropriate for application to the care of patients undergoing a surgical operation colostomy. This paper is aimed to discuss the practical application of nightingale theory to the care of colostomy patient in hospital setting. Nursing process model of care was used to integrate nightingale theory to a clinical scenario. Successful attainment of care out comes achieved by application of nightingale theory to nursing care of patient with colostomy.
Theory, Colostomy, Nursing
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Afsha Awalkhan, Dildar Muhammad, Application of Nightingale Nursing Theory to the Care of Patient with Colostomy, European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2016, pp. 97-101. doi: 10.11648/j.ejcbs.20160206.17
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