Implementing Orem's Conceptual Framework

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Abstract

The authors present an overview of Dorothea Orem's conceptual framework, discuss its impact upon practice in a nursing home, and give clinical illustrations of nurse and patient reactions. Implementation of the sell-care concept was found to be growth producing for nurse and patient and has a potential for cost effectiveness.

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