Discuss the necessity of nursing theory.
In the nursing field, nursing theories have proven to help improve the nurse and patient’s environment. They have helped in improving our patients lives by promoting infection control and advocating for their health and safety. It is important for nurses to be aware that theory and practice are not to be separated, but in fact combined. The purpose of the theory is to be put in practice. Just like our textbook demonstrates via the circular graph, stating theory, research and practice individually help to validate, modify or invalidate the theory in question (George, 2011). For a theory to be acknowledged, there must be research that proves the theory correct. Lastly, the theory must be placed into practice. Theories are important in the field of nursing, many institutions base their care models on specific theorists. According to Power (2016), the theory is important in the nursing field, but one must not forget about compassion. Compassion meaning not forgetting that in room 203 there is a human being with feelings and needs and their care should involve them. Many institutions are following the patient centered care approach because research has shown that when the patient is involved in making informed decision they will continue to improve their health once discharged.