Dorothea Orem's Self CARE Deficit Theory

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The self-care deficit theory was put in place to help nurses understand their patients better. The theory is based on the fact that humans can adapt to their environment. Type your name in the box below and click on the start button to begin the quiz. It is designed to test out how much you understood about the Dorothea Orem`s self-care deficit theory.


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  • 1. 
    What is the name of Dorothea Orem's theory ?
    • A. 

      Patient-Centered Approaches to Nursing

    • B. 

      Behavioral Systems Theory

    • C. 

      Self Care Deficit Theory

    • D. 

      Principles and Practice of Nursing Theory

  • 2. 
    Orem's theory delineates three nested theories such as theories of self care, self care demand, and nursing systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Nursing Agency is used to balance self care agency and self care demand and thus minimize self care deficit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What was the critical question that was the starting point for Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory?              
    • A. 

      What is the subject matter of nursing?

    • B. 

      What is the condition that indicates that a person needs nursing care?

    • C. 

      Why do nurses do what they do?

    • D. 

      What is the form, the structure, and the content elements of nursing assistance?

  • 5. 
    Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory could be classified as what type of theory?
    • A. 

      Grand Theory

    • B. 

      Middle Range Theory

    • C. 

      Practice Theory

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Self-Care Deficit

    • B. 

      Self-Care

    • C. 

      Nursing Systems

    • D. 

      Nursing Science

  • 7. 
    What are some areas of focus in the SCDNT?
    • A. 

      Nursing Practice/Training

    • B. 

      Nursing Education

    • C. 

      Nursing Science

    • D. 

      A & B

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Nursing is an art and human services required for maintenance and continuous self-care

    • B. 

      Nursing is an art of caring and human health experience focused on caring

    • C. 

      Nursing is an art of caring with several caring attributes

  • 9. 
    According to theory applications section, Mr. H is apart of what type of nursing system?
    • A. 

      Wholly Compensatory

    • B. 

      Partly Compensatory

    • C. 

      Supportive- Educative

  • 10. 
    Nursing Agency is used to balance self care agency and self care demand and thus minimize self care deficit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False