Could the HPM be helpful in your Chronic Care Clinic (CCC)? A major underpinning of the HPM is the assumption that individuals value growth and seek improvement in their health status. Self-efficacy, a belief in the ability to succeed, is an important part of the model. The nurse, as well as the patient, needs to believe that positive change is possible.
One of the first things I discovered when I started in corrections was the importance of teeth. Frankly, I did not think much about these handy items while in nursing school.
What is attractive about Peplau’s theory of nursing practice is that it focuses on the dynamics of the nurse-patient relationship and sees the nurse’s role as a therapeutic force in that relationship.