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Nursing Care of a Cerebral Palsy Child Patient According to Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory: A Case Report


Department of Nursing, Selçuk University Faculty of Nursing, Konya, Turkey


Department of Medical Services and Techniques, Selçuk University Vocational School of Health Services, Konya, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2022; 19: 371-376
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2022.32548
Read: 41 Downloads: 27 Published: 01 September 2022

Disability is a negative situation that prevents and limits the activities that are expected to be performed by an individual according to his/her age, gender, and social and cultural status as a result of a damage or disability. There are many diseases within the scope of disability and mental disability. One of these diseases is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder of tone, force, motion, and posture due to damage to the central nervous system, which is determined in infancy. Orem’s self-care deficiency theory is a general theory that includes 3 separate nursing theories: self-care theory, self-care failure theory, and nursing systems theory. In addition, according to this theory, people have 3 types of self-care needs: universal self-care needs, self-care needs in deviations from health, and developmental self-care needs. In this case report, data of an 8-year-old boy patient who was followed up in the pediatric intensive care unit with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy were collected according to Orem’s self-care deficiency theory, and the attempts and applications were made according to this theory. The purpose of this case report is to apply nursing care to a child with cerebral palsy according to Orem’s self-care deficiency theory.

Cite this article as: Taş Arslan F, Akkoyun S. Nursing care of a cerebral palsy child patient according to Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory: A case report. J Educ Res Nurs. 2022;19(3):371-376.

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