Virginia Henderson Need Theory

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According to the Need Theory, what does Virginia Henderson emphasize in patient care?

Increasing the patient’s independence and focusing on basic human needs

In the context of Need Theory, what does Virginia Henderson believe about the mind and body of a patient?

They are inseparable and interrelated

What does Virginia Henderson view as the art of nursing based on her proposal?

14 basic human needs on which nursing care is premised

According to Virginia Henderson, how does an individual achieve wholeness?

By maintaining physiological and emotional balance

What does Virginia Henderson assume about nurses' willingness to serve?

Nurses are willing to serve and devote themselves day and night to the patient

According to Virginia Henderson, what is the primary focus of nursing care?

The basic human needs of the patient

According to Henderson's theory, what is the unique function of the nurse?

To assist individuals in performing activities contributing to health or its recovery

According to Henderson, how should the nurse work with the patient?

In interdependence with other healthcare professionals and the patient

According to Henderson, what is the meaning of good health?

Balance in all realms of human life and independence in performing activities

In Henderson's theory, what does 'keeping the body clean and well-groomed' represent?

One of the 14 components of basic human needs

According to Henderson, what is the nurse's role in the nurse-patient relationship?

To act as a partner with the patient

In Henderson's theory, what is meant by 'maintaining a supportive environment'?

One of the 14 activities for client assistance/BASIC NEEDS

What was taken to mean 'balance in all realms of human life' according to Henderson's theory?

'Good health'

In Henderson's theory, what does 'learning, discovering, or satisfying curiosity that leads to normal development and health' represent?

'One of the 14 activities for client assistance/BASIC NEEDS'

According to Henderson's theory, what is meant by 'interdependence with other health care professionals and with the patient'?

'Working together with other healthcare professionals and with the patient'

Test your knowledge about Virginia Henderson's Need Theory, which emphasizes increasing patient independence and focusing on basic human needs to avoid delayed progress after hospitalization. Explore the assumptions and principles underlying this nursing theory.

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