A Comparative Reading of Dorothea Orem's and Malcolm Knowles' Theories Abstract This paper shall perform a comparative analysis of Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care and self-care deficit and Malcolm Knowles’ theory of self-directed learning. Introduction The field of nursing is constantly evolving with new theories being generated and tested every day. Many of the questions that arise in the nursing field come directly from practitioners, meaning that theories are extremely valuable because they are put into practice on a daily basis in doctors' offices, in the homes of invalids, and in hospitals around the world. Some of the most important theories in the field of nursing were created in the early-to-mid twentieth century. These...The end:
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