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I have chosen Peplau’s Interpersonal Theory as my grand or middle-range nursing theory. In its emphasis on inter-personal relationships between patient and nurse, doctor, other healthcare professionals and patients as well, this theory can be compared to social theories. Specifically, Peplau’s theory emphasizes the use of communication to develop a mutually beneficial therapeutic relationship—where both parties can work together to achieve optimal health outcomes.
In addition to this social aspect, behavioral theories are also evident within Peplau’s model due to its reliance on behavior modification techniques such as goal setting or engaging in activities that promote relaxation/wellbeing. Finally bioscience theories play an integral role in this framework through the utilization of nursing knowledge based on biological sciences—which help practitioners provide better care for their patients by understanding how certain conditions affect body functions while being able to diagnose them appropriately.
This theory is a combination of elements from many disciplines. Nurses are better equipped to handle every challenge they face in their career and can provide the best patient care.