Nurses in many
resource limited settings have mostly used the medical model which failed to answer
many of their concerns in managing tuberculosis infected patients. Florence Nightingale’s ModelofNursingandtheEnvironment states that nurses manipulate
and mediate the environment to put the patient in the best condition for nature
to act upon. Nursing theory and models have been recognized as key components to
evidence based practice today. Every nursing unit in developed countries employs
at least one. Kenyan nurses need to realize
this and embrace this principle. This article
begins by expounding a commonly known, but not always well understood model by the founder of modern nursing, Florence
Nightingale. Methodology: The current study was a review and it applied Florence
Nightingale’s ModelofNursingandtheEnvironment on drug resistant tuberculosis infected patients in Kenyan.
The format of this review was completed by using the authors’ adapted “Advanced Theory in Nursing” coursework materials. Secondary sources and seminal
works by the theorist were also scrutinized. A case scenario was embedded that was
somehow typical to maximize what could be learned about this theory. Conclusion:
Nightingale’s model is a generic tool applicable to guide nursing care of clients
infected with multiple/extremely drug resistant
Tb with potential to improve nursing care and provide a basis for case studies.
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Kamau, S. M. , Rotich, R. J. , Cheruiyot, B. C. and Ng’eno, L. C. (2015). Applying Florence Nightingale’s Model of Nursing and the Environment on Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Infected Patients in the Kenyan Setting. Open Access Library Journal, 2, e1796. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1101796.
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