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Nursing Theory: The Three C’s of Lydia Hall – Care, Cure and Core-

LYDIA HALL AND HER THEORY

  • Lydia Hall was born in New York City on September 21, 1906.
  • She promoted involvement of the community in health-care issues.
  • She derived from her knowledge of psychiatry and nursing experiences in the Loeb Center the framework she used in formulating her theory of nursing.
  • The theory contains of three independent but interconnected circles:
    1. the core,
    2. the care and
    3. the cure

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  • The core is the person or patient to whom nursing care is directed and needed. The core has goals set by himself and not by any other person. The core behaved according to his feelings, and value system.
  • The cure is the attention given to patients by the medical professionals.
  • The theory contains of three independent but interconnected circles—the core, the care and the cure.
  • .According to the theory, the core is the person or patient to whom nursing care is directed and needed. The core has goals set by himself and not by any other person, and that these goals need to be achieved.
  • The core, in addition, behaved according to his feelings, and value system.
  • The cure, on the other hand is the attention given to patients by the medical professionals. The model explains that the cure circle is shared by the nurse with other health professionals. These are the interventions or actions geared on treating or “curing” the patient from whatever illness or disease he may be suffering from.
  • The care circle explains the role of nurses, and focused on performing that noble task of nurturing the patients, meaning the component of this model is the “motherly” care provided by nurses, which may include imited to provision of comfort measures, provision of patient teaching activities and helping the patient meet their needs where help is needed.
  • It is easy to understand from the model that in all of the circles of the model, the nurse is always presents the bigger role she takes belongs to the care circle where she acts a professional in helping the patient meet his needs and attain a sense of balance.

References

  1. George, J.B.; Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice; 2000.

Source:

http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Lydia_Hall_Care_Cure_Core.html

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