Exploring Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory in learning disability nursing: Philosophical parity paper: part 1
In a two-part article, Paul Horan and colleagues explore the relevance of this popular nursing model from a variety of perspectives. Can Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory be helpful in meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities?
(Taylor 2002) and is one of the most frequently used theories in general nursing practice (Alligood and Marriner-Tomey 2002). This paper attempts to evaluate the theory as a means to address the unique needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Fawcett’s (1995) template for critically analysing conceptual models is used