Discussion – Week 8

Use of Psychosocial Theories in NursingIn an interdisciplinary field such as nursing, differing perspectives often contributeto greater understanding and fulfillment of a patient’s needs. Take a minute tothink about how this relates to the theoretical foundations of nursing. How dotheories from various fields inform nursing practice?For this Discussion, you will explore how social and behavioral theories apply ina clinical setting by analyzing a case study.To prepare:   With information from this week’s Learning Resources in mind, reflect on theinfluence of sociological and behavioral factors on health.

 Read the case study of the woman admitted for a mastectomy presented onpage 328, #3 of the course text Theoretical Basis for Nursing. Consider whichconcepts from sociological and/or behavioral theories could be used in nursingpractice for addressing the patient’s health care needs. Conduct additionalresearch as necessary using credible websites and the Walden library. Alsoconsider how these theories are used in your own clinical practice.By Day 3 post a cohesive response that addresses the following:   What concepts from the various theories could be used in planning the 65-year-old woman’s care?

 How might her care be changed if the woman were 25 years old or 45 years old?

 How have social psychology theories been used in promoting breast cancerawareness? Provide at least one example to support your response.

 How have social psychology theories been used in your clinical practice area?Provide at least one example to support your response.

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