Self Care Theory in Nursing: Selected Papers of Dorothea Orem

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CHAPTER 41 An Integrative Review and Meta-Analysis of Self-Care Research in Thailand: 1988–1999 [Supported by Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital]

Somchit Hanucharurnkul, Jariya Wittaya
sooporn, Yuwadee Luecha, and Wantana
Maneesriwongul

Self-care has been one of the key domain concepts in nursing since 1959, with the development of Orem's self-care model. Recently, selfcare has become increasingly evident in health care, making even more sense in the face of the world economic crisis and the need for health care reform in Thailand. Self-care is an attempt to promote optimal health, prevent illness, detect symptoms at an early date, and manage both acute and chronic conditions of illness. Thus, self-care decreases the dependence of an individual on others. Even with rapid progress in medicine and technology, self-care is necessary. If people can mobilize their own re

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