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Nursing Theorist

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Lydia Hall

Core, Care and Cure Model
  • The client is composed of the ff. overlapping parts: person (core), pathologic state and treatment (cure) and body (care).
  • Introduced the model of Nursing: What Is It? Focusing on the notion that centers around three components of Care, Core and Cure.
  • Care represents nurturance and is exclusive to nursing. Core involves the therapeutic use of self and emphasizes the use of reflection. Cure focuses on nursing related to the physician’s orders. Core and cure are shared with the other health care providers.
  • The major purpose of care is to achieve an interpersonal relationship with the individual that will facilitate the development of the core.

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Joanna Russell Bliss
Dallas Library Center, T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences