page research paper. In addressing nursing practice and the needs of patients, nurses often adopt a theoretical model that aids them in conceptualize and meeting those needs. The following examination looks at how Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory facilitates and informs palliative care for a patient with arm lymphedema. It will show how Orem’s model of nursing care fits the needs of this patient and facilitates helping the patient to reach self-care deficit goals. Bibliography lists 10 sources.