virginia henderson theory analysis

virginia henderson theory analysis

Analyze Virginia Henderson (nursing) major phenomena of concern which is


—The outline below are points necessary to be touch on this analysis—


  1. Virginia Henderson major phenomena of concern:

NURSESING CARING  for patients until patient can care for themselves once again. Patients desire to return to health, but this assumption is not explicitly stated. Nurses are willing to serve and that “nurses will DEVOTE THEMSELVES TO THE PATIENT day and night” A final assumption is that nurses should be educated at the university level in both arts and sciences.


  1. Henderson’s theory and the four major concepts


  1. Comparison with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs v/s The 14 components


1-Breathe normally. Eat and drink adequately.

2-Eliminate body wastes.

3-Move and maintain desirable postures.

4-Sleep and rest.

5-Select suitable clothes-dress and undress.

6-Maintain body temperature within normal range by adjusting clothing and modifying environment

7-Keep the body clean and well groomed and protect the integument

8-Avoid dangers in the environment and avoid injuring others.

9-Communicate with others in expressing emotions, needs, fears, or opinions.

10-Worship according to one’s faith.

11-Work in such a way that there is a sense of accomplishment.

12-Play or participate in various forms of recreation.

13-Learn, discover, or satisfy the curiosity that leads to normal development and health and use the available health facilities.


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