Reflection of Virginia Henderson
After watching one of the theorist videos, reflect about what you have learned.
Compose a paper that addresses the following:
Explain why you chose to watch this particular theorist’s video.
Describe the parts of your personal philosophy where you agree or disagree with this theorist.
Is there anything that surprised you in the video? If so, what surprised you?
Would you recommend this video to another student? If so, why would you recommend it?
What value did you receive from watching it?
Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length, in APA format, typed in Times New Roman with 12-point font, and double-spaced with 1″ margins. If outside sources are used, they must be cited appropriately.
This is an example a video reflection of Virginia Henderson. You can choose her for my paper.
Nursing Theory Video Reflection:
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
Comparing in today’s nursing, we wear multiple hats. Not only, we serve our patients but also we work with multiple disciples to help coordinate the care of our patients, manage a big load of patients with difficult healthcare needs, and we also help patients in the transition out of hospitals and into the home and/or other settings. But as Virginia Henderson will say, “The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.”
As I reflect on one of these videos and on my nursing career, I cannot believe all of the experiences, opportunities, and growth I have been fortunate to have. I chose Virginia Henderson, as some people will call her the “First Lady of Nursing,” because throughout my years, I have been able to applied Henderson’s 14 activities to assist on my patient’s recovery. The 14 components of Virginia Henderson Theory display a holistic approach to nursing that covers the physiological, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Her theory put emphasis on helping patients become individuals again rather than completely relying on others for care, this helps increase the chance of patients caring for themselves once they leave the hospital.