Nursing Theorists : Dorothea Elizabeth Orem

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dorothea Elizabeth Orem (1914- 22.06.2007) , born in Baltimore, Maryland, was a nursing theorist and founder of the Orem model of nursing, or Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory.

In simplest terms, this theory states that nurses have to supply care when the patients cannot provide care to themselves.

Dorothea Elizabeth Orem 92, died Friday, June 22, 2007 at her residence on Skidaway Island. She was a native of Baltimore, Maryland and resident of Washington DC before moving to Savannah 20 years ago. She was a Professor with the Catholic University in the School of Nursing. She was an author of books on the theory of nursing and for the past 25 years she was an independent consultant and scholar. She is survived by her life long friend, Walene Shields of Savannah and her cousin Martin Conover of Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, June 25, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.

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