The nursing theory was developed to efficiently link clients to service in the healthcare fraternity. The first contributors to this noble work included Faye Glen Abdullah,who is renowned for her tremendous work in the research. This was in the year 1960, when she brought to light the nursing art and science to families and society. This included providence of service to meet the needs of patients. According to Alligood (2010), the problem facing the nurses, such as sustainability from the profession and the needs for health from patients called for a strategy of harmonizing the vulnerability. A problem facing the client also faces the professional in terms of performance of the service, as this concurs with the profession.
The theory developed by Abdullah gives the perspective of assistance to the needy, as much as the nurse gives the professional aid in dealing with the disease. The patient has a mandate of providing the required information to the nurse. Abdullah is of the view that the nursing profession is an intertwined chain that requires the participation of both the nurse and the patient. According to Abdulla’s nursing theory, the first concept that builds it up is nursing as a profession (Tucker & Craig, 2004). Nursing cites its origin in the mind of a person from literacy acquired in the learning institution. It requires professional training on matters of taking care of the sick. The skills attained go a long way towards understanding the basic needs of a patient and the needs of the nurse. Both parties engage in a symbiotic relationship, since the nurse provides care, while the patient’s needs are catered for professionally. Nursing is the art of providence for the needs of the patient, and it requires good knowledge of different circumstances through which a healing environment is availed.
Another aspect, which Abdulla’s theory is based on is health, which is defined as sickness that does not conquer with the well-being of a person. It is the sound being of the body and mind of a person. Health is essential, and without the nursing fraternity, all these would be futile. Health is a sought out affair, which needs the constant consultations from the relevant petitioners for sustainability of life. Attainment of a healthy nation; therefore, calls for both the professionals to give the relevant service of care to patients and for patients to come up and seek for health services without fear (Elliott, Aitken, & Chaboyer, 2011). Tucker & Craig (2004) note that the society is also an important aspect that contributed to Abdulla’s theory. All the works of nursing locally or internationally make up the society. The society on its part should give all the emotional, psychological, and physical support essential for the nurse’s action in line of duty.
The environment forms the greatest aspect of this theory. Total health requirements are because of a conductive environment to patients by showing them care and passion; for instance, a friendly environment gives patient the confidence to seek for health assistance, since nursing profession trains one to cure the patient and not the disease (Alligood, 2010). On the other hand, the patients are expected to live in an environment that is less vulnerable to infection.
The theory expedites how nursing problems can help solve the patient’s problem and how the two interrelate in a symbiotic manner to give health its true definition. It shows how the different parties need to carry out their roles, irrespective of the situation the party is in, and presents all parties in the medical fraternity, as both the problem and the solution to the consequences brought by health pandemics. It is also hypothetical in terms of how its emphasis lies on the people and the nursing staff, and the measures that the client has to put in practice.
Abdullah’s theory applies to patients in the intensive care unit who need the maximum care. The needs and approaches defined in the theory avail patients in this section of the expertise service, which is needed by nature of their situation. The aspects in the theory imply a need for skilled care, essential for elimination of occurrence of death. The nurse in this case should give the basic concepts, which will include the professional treatment, a clean environment, make sure the health equipment is functioning well, and give correct dosages, according to the prescription.
The theory also applies to the nursing personnel charged with the responsibility of care for patients. It is by practice that facilitated Abdulla in attaining goals of the theorem. In reference to nursing being viewed as a two-way traffic with both the nurse and the patient out to solve each other’s problem, the nursing personnel are not exempted from taking the responsibility. The latter should give all the necessary skill in terms of care, service delivery and conductive environment for healing of the patient. The personnel should be ready to acquire the necessary skills, and relay them appropriately, since the profession is also a solution to the challenges facing the personnel in terms of providence.
The theory also applies to the progressive patient care, which defines the general setting up of health toolkit and equipment that is vital for a specific operation. The equipment for such an operation needs to be set, in order to prevent chances of misappropriating the entire process. This calls for expertise training of health physicians to render the perfect work. The theory also applies to the society. Health, being a circumstance that naturally eliminates the occurrence of sickness, defines the society. The society is charged with providence of physical, psychological, and financial aspects towards attaining this noble goal.
The theory is geared towards improving the nurse-patient service delivery, and goes a long way towards improving the health relations in an amenity set up. Its effectiveness can be tested by the trial and error method. By introducing the aspects that build up the theory into practice, one might just notice the difference (Tucker & Craig, 2004). When the theory is put on trial in the areas, where it has not been observed with diligence, a positive move in terms of economic development will be observed. In addition, a society vulnerable to infection will mutually exclude illness, and the health of workers will languish in hubs of economic stability, due to the achievement of dream profession, while patients flock to healing amenities irrespective of their health conditions, emanating from the confidence they harbor in the service delivery. The converse is also true for this expedition.
This theory, hence, leads to direct nursing actions and favorable outcomes, since the patients need to influence the social setup of the community. From these vital nursing actions, improved service delivery and a good healing environment is availed. The nurse’s gunner skill to deal with long-term health issues, as they make use of the daily practice, stipulated in this concept. This goes a long way towards improving the livelihoods of the people, as the society is also mandated to uptake the task of healthcare (Alligood, 2010). Providence of services with dignity and self-driven motive, as is in this theory calls for participation of all the stakeholders, as all of them are tackling a common problem and each party knows their problem. For instance, the patient knows that the sooner he/ she becomes convalesces, the better when the nurse knows that, once the professional ethics is obeyed, a living is earned.
The Abdulla theory is in use, but to an urban setup. Since it involves expertise work, modern facilities and amenities, it faces an uptake retard in the rural settings, which falls way below the acquaintance of the related aspects. For example, trained physicians get access to the amenities only in urban centers, while their rural counterparts have nothing to show off, due to meager resources. For instance, the rural setting having a lower population does not encourage the investment. It is also labeled with poor infrastructure. On the other hand, the urban, where the theory has been put in practice, enhances the progressive care and the intensive care, where the implementation is based on a professional framework that is linked with the implementation. The service delivery, for instance, is based on a professional articulation from work-oriented and intensively trained personnel who are out to save lives.
The patients, in turn, reciprocate by paying for the service delivery, out of which funds are acquired for improvement of facilities and the upkeep of the health service workers.
Despite the fact that the theory is practiced in urban areas, not all the urban dwellers enjoy its service. It is commonly practiced by private health workers who are generally with the idea of grouping the problems faced by both the patient and the nurse, and working a way forwards the better solution, since they mind the reputation from their clients (Elliott, Aitken, & Chaboyer, 2011). They also know about the patient care, since their wage lies in the quantity of the quality of work done, as opposed to the number of days of the month.
Although, the theory is characterized with in consequences and vague questions with obsolete answers, it gives the strategies, which if well- practiced, goes underway into a healthy community. For instance, a part from creation of employment for the health workers ensures patient-nurse accustomed relationship that eliminates all odds of ill health.