Application of Dorothea Orem’s Theory into Nursing Practice


  • Sehrish Naz Institute of Nursing Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Nursing Theory Application; Theory Practice Gap; Clinical Practice; Holistic Nursing Care


The self-care deficit nursing theory by Dorothea Orem is a grand nursing theory that was created in between 1959 and 2001. The theory is also called the Orem's Model of Nursing. It is especially utilized as a part of recovery and essential care settings, where the patient is urged to be as free as could reasonably be expected. The purpose of this paper is to apply the theory of self-care deficit according to its principles into clinical practice, to give a holistic nursing care to a fully dependent patient.