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Nursing Theorist

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Ida Jean Orlando

The Dynamic Nurse-Patient Relationship

Conceptualized The Dynamic Nurse – Patient Relationship Model.

  • She believed that the nurse helps patients meet a perceived need that the patient cannot meet for themselves. Orlando observed that the nurse provides direct assistance to meet an immediate need for help in order to avoid or to alleviate distress or helplessness.
  • She emphasized the importance of validating the need and evaluating care based on observable outcomes.
  • To interact with clients to meet immediate needs by identifying client behaviors, nurse’s reactions, and nursing actions to take

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