presented by Kristen L. Mauk
Financial: Kristen Mauk receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also currently serves as President, CEO, and consultant for Senior Care Central. Non-Financial: Kristen Mauk has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Mauk has been a Professor of Nursing for many years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a Professor of Nursing at a large private university in Indiana for nearly 25 years, and there she held the first Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing. She…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Nursing Theories and Models
Theories provide a blueprint or framework from which to view practice. Such theories and associated models can be helpful in understanding patient behavior and give guidance in developing appropriate nursing interventions. In this chapter, some major nursing theories will be summarized, including those from King, Roy, Rogers, Neuman, and Orem.
2. Models Related to Rehabilitation Nursing
Nursing theories alone do not explain the wide range of human behavior and development seen in diverse groups, so examining the contributions of other disciplines can add to the nurse’s knowledge. This chapter introduces the model set forth by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) for professional rehabilitation nursing competency. The four domains and associated competencies are mentioned within three levels of proficiency (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Practical examples of application of the model are provided. Related theories in areas of behavior, cognition, social learning, and psychology are also presented to promote better comprehensive assessment in rehabilitation.