Health promotion self-care within Orem's general theory of nursing

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  • Donna L Hartweg RN MS

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    1. Associate Professor of Nursing, Illions Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL and Doctoral Candidate, Wayne State Universtty, Detroit, MI, USA
      Donna I Hartweg Associate Professor of Nursing Illi0ns Wesleyan University, PO Box 2900, Bloomington, Illions 61702 USA.
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Donna I Hartweg Associate Professor of Nursing Illi0ns Wesleyan University, PO Box 2900, Bloomington, Illions 61702 USA.

Abstract

The growing emphasis on health promotion by society and the increasing utilization of Orem's general theory of nursing to guide practice, education and research create a need to clanfy health promotion activity withm the model The concept of health promotion self-care is developed after an analysis of statements by Pender and Orem for their logical congruence Further m-depth analysis of Orem's model facibtates the placement of the new concept within its current structure The potential strength of the model for guiding health promotion practice is discussed, as well as areas for needed development

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