Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing is a grand theory, which is comprised of three interrelated theories:
the theory of self-care,
the self-care deficit theory,
the theory of nursing systems.
Incorporated within these three theories are six central concepts and one peripheral concept. Having a thorough understanding of these central concepts of self-care, self-care agency, therapeutic self-care demand, self-care deficit, nursing agency, and nursing system, as well as the peripheral concept of basic conditioning factors, is essential to understanding her general theory
In conclusion, all the concepts are related in that, a client is viewed holistically and not separate from his environment. Orem's Theory of Self-Care Deficit, takes into consideration the power or the abilities of and maintain physical and physiological wholeness. Regardless of the health condition of both the nurse and the patient to restore, promote patient, basic nursing knowledge and careful observation can significant health improvement patients. The utilization of theory in nursing increases the recognition of nursing as a discipline and rewarding profession.