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Monday, September 1, 2008

Definition of Nursing and the "14 Components of Nursing Care"

Virginia Avenel Henderson

(1897-1996)

“First Lady of Nursing”

“First Truly International Nurse”



“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.”



Life Story

Born in Kansas City, Missouri on Nov. 30, 1897, the 5th of eight children of Daniel B. and Lucy Minor (Abbot) Henderson. Her father was an attorney for Native American Indians. Her mother came from the state of Virginia to which Miss Henderson returned for her early schooling.


World War I developed her interest in nursing in 1918.

She was educated at the U.S. Army School of Nursing (1921) then worked as a staff nurse of the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Service in New York City.

1922, began teaching in Norfolk Protestant Hospital, Virginia.

1929, teaching supervisor in the clinics of Strong Memorial Hospital, Ronchester, New York.

Teachers College, Columbia University where she completed her B.S. (1932) and M.A. in education (1934), then taught from 1934 until 1948.


As a researcher, writer and author:

  1. Bertha Harmer’s Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing, 4th edition, 1939.
  2. Bertha Harmer’s Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing, 5th edition, 1955, contains her definition of nursing.
  3. Basic Principles of Nursing Care, 1960.
  4. The Nature of Nursing, 1966.
  5. The Principles and Practice of Nursing, 6th edition, 1978.


In 1953, she joined Yale School of Nursing.

Nursing Studies Index (4 volume) (Director)

Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing (co-founder)

New England Regional Council on Library Resources for Nursing (co-founder)

International Nursing Index Editorial Advisory Committee (Chairperson)


Awards:

Honorary doctorates from University of Western Ontario, University of Rochester, Rush University, Pace University, Catholic University of America, Yale University, Old Dominion University, Boston College, Thomas Jefferson University, Emory University, and many distinguished lectures from Great Britain's Royal College of Nursing to the Sorbonne to the Japanese Nursing Association.

June 1985, she awarded the first Christianne Reimann Prize by ICN.

Mary Adelaide Nutting Award from the US National League for Nursing

Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing

Honorary Membership in the London Association of Integrated and Degree Courses in Nursing

Fellowship in the Royal College of Nursing in England

1983, Sigma Theta Tau International’s Mary Tolle Wright Founders Award for Leadership, one of the honor society’s highest honors.

1988, ANA citation


She recognized early on the importance of an outcomes orientation, health promotion, continuity of care, patient advocacy, multidisciplinary scholarship, integration of the arts and sciences, and boundary spanning.

Her elegant definition of nursing, with its emphasis on complementing the patient's capabilities, provides a clear direction for what nursing should be.

With her silky drawl, bright blue eyes, wispy curls, and beautiful clothes, Miss Henderson was the embodiment of an impish Southern gentlewoman. She was the most gracious hostess I have ever encountered, and had a wicked sense of humor.

She was the incarnation of those Greek verities--the good, the true, and the beautiful. She was shaped by the aesthetic that produced beautiful surroundings in honey and rose colored tones (she gave up the idea of becoming an interior designer/architect when there was a need for nurses in World War I), as well as elegant arguments embellished by references to a literature much broader than just the nursing literature.


Even when her memory and hearing started to fail, she was not limited, because her curiosity and interest in people elicited from them an engagement in the issues that then set in motion her own creative juices.


Virginia Henderson was arguably the most famous nurse of the 20th century. Because that was the case, Sigma Theta Tau's International Nursing Library bears her name. She was only willing to permit use of her name if the electronic networking system to be developed would advance the work of staff nurses by getting to them current and jargon-free information wherever they were based.


Died on March 19, 1996 at the age of 98, after partaking chocolate cake and ice cream and saying goodbyes to her family and friends. A family-sponsored memorial service was held at Battel Chapel on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT on May 6 the first day of National Nurses week in 1996. Miss Henderson's family, including her grandniece, Catherine Burdge, who is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Virginia Henderson Fund, Yale School of Nursing.


An accomplished author, avid researcher and a visionary.



Definition of Nursing and 14 Basic Human Needs


Theoretical Sources

  1. Bertha Harmer’s Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing.
  2. Involvement as the committee member in a regional conference of the National Nursing Council, 1946.
  3. Annie W. Goodrich, Caroline Stackpole, Jean Broadhurst, Dr. Edward Thorndike, Dr. George Deaver and Ida Jean Orlando (Pelletier).


Use of Empirical Evidence

  1. Stockpole – maintaining physiological balance
  2. Bernard’s psychosomatic theory
  3. Thorndike and Maslow’s human needs


Key Concepts

Components of a person is operationalized by the 14 basic human needs, which under conditions of ill-health will require assistance by the family and/or nurse.


14 Fundamental Needs of Human

1. breathe normally

2. eat and drink adequately

3. eliminate body wastes

4. move and maintain desirable postures

5. sleep and rest

6. select suitable clothes—dress and undress

7. maintain body temperature within normal range by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment

8. keep the body clean and well groomed and protect the integument

9. avoid dangers in the environment and avoid injuring others

10. communicate with others in expressing emotions, needs, fears, or opinions

11. worship according to one’s faith

12. work in such a way that there is a sense of accomplishment

13. play or participate in various forms of recreation

14. learn, discover, or satisfy the curiosity that leads to normal development and health and use the available health facilities.


Nursing Metaparadigm

Person

A complete and independent being with biological, sociological and spiritual components

Nursing

The function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery

Health

The patient’s ability to perform independently the 14 basic needs

Environment

The effects of 7 components (light, temperature, air movement, atmospheric pressure, proper waste disposal, absence of injurious chemicals, cleanliness of surroundings) on the life and development of a person



Nurse Functions in Relation with the Patient, Physician and the Health Team

  1. Nurse-Patient Relationship
    1. As a substitute for the patient
    2. As a helper for the patient
    3. As a partner with the patient
  2. Nurse-Physician Relationship
  3. Nurse as a Member of the Health Team


Application

Practice:

  1. Assessment phase – assess the patients for 14 fundamental needs and what is/are lacking.
  2. Planning phase – plan to meet the needs fit to the doctors prescribed plan
  3. Implementation phase – uses the 14 basic needs in answering the factors contributes to the illness
  4. Evaluation phase – decides whether goals are met or not

Education:

Development of 3 phases of curriculum development that students should progress in their learning.

Research:

She supported developing nurses at baccalaureate level and advocated the use of library for research purposes. Development of the nurses responsibility to identify problems, validates practice and improving methods of care and reassuring the effectiveness of care. The concept that illness arise from the lacking needs gives rise to different researches.


Analysis

- It is considered as a grand theory or philosophy in the early days.

1. Simplicity

2. Generality

3. Derivable Consequences


References:
Octaviano, E.F. & Balita, C.E. (2008). Theoretical Foundations of Nursing: The Philippine
Perspective. Philippines: Ultimate Learning Series.
Tomey, A.M. & Alligood, M.R. (2002). Nursing Theorists and Their Work. 5th ed. Missouri:
Mosby.

280 comments:

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Kris Pauline said...

"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
-Virginia Henderson-

Virginia Henderson has been called the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse". She is an achiever personality.The honors bestowed on Henderson are numerous.She introduced the concept of mind and body of a person as inseparable or cannot be separated.She also gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick.In caring for the sick,it is the responsibility of the nurse to help the patient manage his surroundings to protect him from harm or any mechanical injury.We must be educated about safety and must be aware of different social customs and religious practices to assess dangers.The nurse must be knowledgeable in both biological and social sciences and must have the ability to assess basic human needs.

The patient is considered as healthy when he/she meets the 14 basic needs.The nurse must be a substitute for what the patient lacks;nurse must be a helper with the patient when the patient cannot meet his basic needs;nurse must be a partner with the patient to formulate the care plan together.

Lai Ann said...

I am also inspired to VIRGINIA HENDERSON because she is the FIRST LADY OF NURSING and the FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE.She is the theorist who wants agood ambiance,she also aadvocatefor the introduction ofpsychiatricnursing in the curriculum and serve on a committee such a course at eastern state hospitalin williamsburg,in Virginia..
On her theory 14 BASIC HUMAN NEEDS she says that the nurse is temporarily of unconcious.for my own understandig we need to be clean like her she also want a good ambiance.Also in the hospital we need to have the 14 FUNDAMENTAL NEEDS OF HUMAN.

benyasmin jewel L. mero said...

Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care by Virginia Henderson showed her ideas on how a person could be healthy.

For her, if you had the 14 Basic Human Needs, you are healthy but if not, it only means that you are not healthy. It is simple and understandable.

Based on the article, she recognized early on the importance of an outcomes orientation, health promotion, continuity of care, patient advocacy, multidisciplinary scholarship, integration of the arts and sciences, and boundary spanning which promotes wellness.

In her definition of a nurse/nursing, nurses are the one to assist the patient's needs in order to help the sick recover from his/her sickness.

Like Nightingale's Environmental Theory,the 14 Basic Components of Human Needs also deals with the proper waste disposal, sanitation and proper ventilation.

This theory was such a help for nurses, patients and for all.

Benyasmin Jewel L. Mero
BSN I-A

liz margie sandoval said...

henderson's commitment in the field of nursing care provided the birth and usage of the 14 basic components of nursing care which is of great importance to the nursing interventions.

the zealous first lady of nursing, the fulle efforts that she had exerted serves as an effective medium of renedering care to the patients; the nurses are given the guidelines on which they could conform to establish and exercise the sense of professionlism..

her contribution has given way to te reverence and independece of the actions of nurses as she clearly specified the efficient ways of interacting with the patients, the physician and the other members of the healthcare team..

with her theory, the nurses do not only teach the patients on how to become independent individuals; more importantly, she has engrave the same word to the nursing profession:

...independence...

independence in a way that the nurses are able to function independently, even without too much instructions from the physicians...

henederson offered the sense of interaction, independendence and empirical knowledge that render the concepts of being efficient nurses to assist those people in need...

queencyBANAGAN said...

At our slsu blogsite..i just frankly to say that im so amazed in her life contribution and achievements about nursing it must been a good inspiration to other.Its proves how she gave her best in continuing her studies about what is the purpose of her theory.

She do her best to shared this idea and knowledge to serve other.Her 14 Basic Human Needs focus the our health needed. It may simplify our mind and body connection that "It cannot be moves when we have no this Basic Human Needs".The person who had no this needed, it means that were not healthy.

BSN-IA

Laurice A. Zaide said...

I was been amazed to virginia henderson for having a honorary degrees in different universities a true intelligent woman that formulate a theory and a study about the 14 basic human needs that she emphasized the true significant of it to us..,a cool and a glamorous theorist that brought a great influence in nursing profession..

Thank you mam danela..,i appreciate your journals as well as your enchanting chikas..,hope for more..,thanks

Zamira Melissa A. Parco said...

I think the importance of her definition and 14 fundamentals of nursing care is that we can apply these 14 fundamentals of nursing care as our basis in finding the condition of a person.

It seems it predicts a person if he/she is a healthy person or not.
Without those basis we cannot easily know those what we must apply in our patient as our remedy.
But I strictly conclude that before we apply of this 14 Basic human Needs...we must first apply it in ourself not only for those times that we are in our duties but also we must maintain it in our nature

In the other side...Peplau also explored the world and influenced her Psychodynamic Nursing in Blooming nurses in that time so I got surprised that henderson got the title as the First Truly International Nurse.But I am satisfied of her title because she is deserving for that case.

ZAm
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BSN1C

_'eLySsa jaNe c0rtez'_ said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson, as I can see, is a very observant person with a very poetic personality. Why? because personally her theory is candidly unique and her quotation about nursing is quite inspiring . Also, I never thought that these needs can be classified as a theory when compiled together.

Though Henderson's theory failed to passed the criteria for clarity by the scientific community for the reason that it is very broad. It sure is clear to me. Why? Because I have fully understood her concept and its simple to understand.

I hope I'll be able to meet these needs as often as I like. Her theory made me realize that the subject or the focus of creating a theory is easy but its just too simple for us to notice. Agree?

Thanks to Virginia I have been introduced to things that I have long forgotten.

Rachelle Alkuino said...

Virginia Henderson is the theorist of 14 basic human needs. She described the roles of the person and the nurse as to be an independent.In her statement she defined of nursing as, "The unique function of the nurs 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. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible" (Henderson, 1966, p. 15).
In her theory she explained that a nurse should help the patient to be an independent.

Rachelle Alkuino
BSN-1G

mhayuki said...

Virginia Henderson her idea about 14 Fundamentalls needs of Human were very useful in Nursing practice. It can be used in Assesing and Evaluating the patient's needs. With this 14 needs we will know which are lacking to the patient. As a student nurse we can help them to meet thier needs to maintain or achieve health. We can also assist the patient at times of thier sickness and dependence to encourage and support to meet their goals and later become independence. Her contribution to amprove studies in nursing field with the use of library for research purposes. She also teach nursing profession in different country. She deserve to receive those pretigious awards.
Her death was very sad there are chocolates and icecream as saying goodbye to her friends and relatives. But her work and contribution leave us a big help in NURSING PROFESSION.

Mhayuki B. Tanaleon
BSN 1-H

Paderes,Cherry Ann said...

Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care is very important to distinguished whether a person is healthy or not.It is because these theory states the needs of a person.When a person lacks one of these Basic Human Needs,he or she will be classified as a unhealthy person.

For us nurses it is very significant to us in a way that it help us to identify what kind of intervention we will give to our patient.It will help us to classify what kind of illness does a patient have.

Kenneth said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson had contributed the genuine definition of nursing by providing the 14 Basic Components of Nursing Care which made her the quintessential nurse of the twentieth century.

With the enormity of her educational background she had had propagated a concrete components of basic nursing care which served as a behoof for patients.

She tasked nurses as direct caregiver in which their primary concern is to succor the patients in gaining independence. If any of the enlisted components isn't met by a patient, hence, a nurse is liable to make the patient meet these needs for rapid recovery.

In my own perspective, she engendered as the new Nightingale of her time due to various accolades bestowed to her.

Kenneth E. Nolo
BSN-IG

winston m. polecina said...

VIRGINIA HENDERSON("First lady of nursing")
good evening Ma'am!

As I read this article I was amazed of her numerous honorary degree and achievements.

Her elegant definitions of nursing she give emphasis in complementing patients capabilities it provides clear direction for what nursing should be.

She was the most famous nurse of 20th century.she emphasizes the 14 basic human needs were very useful nowadays in our nursing practice.

Ma'am tnx for this article I really appreciated!!

Winston M. Polecina
BSN-1F

elaiza_jane said...

"Virginia Henderson" is "The First Lady of Nursing" and "The First Truly International Nurse". It is truly her honor to be called as that. And in her honor, for me she is deserved to be called as the first lady of nursing and as the first truly international nurse because of her good ability and personality as a woman not only as a nurse.

Her qoutation really inspires me as a nursing student. It gives me more strenght to do my job in the future as a nurse. It will serve as my guide to be a best partner and nurse to my patients and to those who needs care. It touches my heart from the first time I read it and I said to my self that it is not only my role, not only my responsibility, but it is also my devotion and my great mission in life....to serve 'till the last breath I take!!!

Her achievements and contributions in the nursing field excels in all phases of our profession. It helps us to do our task in relation to the other health care team.

Her contribution in the nursing profession like the "14 basic human needs" helps us to be a healthy human being. It helps us to care about ourselves and to be an independent caretaker of our own life. With the guide of her 14 components of nursing care, we can manage our life better.

Virginia Henderson' life will be my inspiration to achieve my goals in life. ",

deanne_salcedo said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson and her 14 Components of Nursing Care. She is known to be the first lady of nursing and then first truly international nursing. Her contribution in the nursing profession helps a lot. As far as I understand, when people meet the 14 basic needs they are healthy, fit, and in good physical shape but if not, they are no rather than nothing, unhealthy one. She defined nurse as the one who is responsible for assisting the patients for them to meet their needs and to cope for their sickness or to recover from their condition. In addition, in her theory she says that the role of the nurse is not only to help the patients to feel better and to be independent in the same way. However, at the same time, the nurses must also know that they should function in their own, independently. Henderson did her job, she has conceptualized her theory even though it did not pass to clarity, but then it is easy to understand and identify.
Like Nightingale and Peplau, she also deserves those impressive awards because of her contributions to the nursing field. She never hesitates to share what she knew and she did not show to everybody a bit of selfishness. Henderson died in different way, after chocolate and ice cream party, without knowing the reason, maybe because she wants to take a rest after long time.
Her 14 components of nursing care help a lot nowadays in nursing profession.

-Good Day!
(o_o)

Ana Deanne C. Salcedo
BSN - IG

jason said...

gud pm i learned that virginia henderson is the first lady of nursing and first truly international nurse. all of her 14 basic needs can really use by the nurse to serve all of them to the patient just to be cured and healthy. but first the nurse must study, understand and learn more about the culture of the patient before she gives the 14 human basic needs to patient. no wonder she has many awards and honors. her plan of redesigning of the hospital back in world war 1 can definitely help the patient more comfortable and will get well soon because the hospitals back then are really dirty.

jason salvador a. dellova
bsn-1H

rostumharold said...

Virginia Henderson's life story, works, and achievements were very inspiring and excellent. she is deserving for all the awards that she have received and deserving to be called as the first lady of nursing. her theory were very important to the nursing practice. It helps the nurse to determine the basic needs of the patient which can help in achieving health.
also, it can contribute in nursing education and research.

ma'am Danella, this article really help us to clearly understand the theory of henderson.

rostum harold b. serrano
bsn IH

Paul Arvin Laureles said...

Good Afternoon Ma'am,

Virginia Henderson's theory helps me and a lot of students to easily know the conditions and something lacking in a person's well-being.
With her 14 Basic Human Needs, we can easily know that the person is ill or having something wrong with his/her well-being.

She is truly a great person because she showed me that to be a nurse you must be persistent in your works and theories that you are doing to achieve success and to maintain the top peak of victory. Henderson also gave me ideas how to formulate a problem that almost every person has and with it, our group formulated and organized a project for our Mid Term.

Thank You!

LAURELES, Paul Arvin C.
BSN 1-H

rose angelar martinez said...

Good afternoon mrs. Oloresisimo,

The theory of Virginia Henderson is the most applicable and it is the first step on how to know what is lacking on the patient. The 14 basic of human care must have to meet by all human being to become a healthy person.


rose angelar c. martinez
bsn 1h

Annabelle S. Evallar said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson also known as the “First Lady of Nursing” and the “First Truly International Nurse” was an intellectual person that she made a theory that deals in helping the nurses or even an ordinary being to identify the complaint of a sick person and to know where to focus in one's aspect. And this theory, the "Definition of Nursing" and the "14 Components of Nursing Care" made an immense impact in the nursing world.

In her theory she mentioned all the aspect of a human's basic needs indorder to promote a healthy and vigorous living, such as; breathing normally, eating and drinking adequately, eliminating body wastes, moving and maintaining a desirable posture, sleeping and resting, selecting suitable clothes, etc.

With the presence of this concepts, we can identify a person's problem immediately.

Annabelle S. Evallar
BSN-1F

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catherine suzaenne s. lo said...

As i read the article i saw there the 14 Basic needs..that The patient is considered as healthy when he/she meets the 14 basic needs.

In the role of the nurse as a health care provider.. The nurse must be knowledgeable in both biological and social sciences and must have the ability to assess basic human needs.


Henderson also emphasized the need to view the patient and his family as o single unit..


thanks mam for the articles..... and the journals..and the chika's u share to us
it help us to understand the theory of Henderson

Catherine Lo
BSN1f

charesse marie sacedon said...

Virginia Henderson “14 components of nursing care"
The theory of Virginia is very helpful to our life she states the important
Of the some simple things like just breathing normally, sleeping and resting, selecting suitable clothes, etc; is important to our everyday living that sometimes we just ignore it.
She also said that the nurse must function independently to the physician.
And the nurse must assist the patient..

Thank you Mrs.oloresisimo ….

Uno Mischelle Mamburao said...

Virginia Henderson, known to be the First Lady of Nursing because of her glam and First Truly International Nurse because she toured all over the world just to serve others. She deserves to be the most famous nurse of the 20th Century. She conceptualized the 14 fundamental needs of human for us to know the function, roles and responsibilities of nurse in related with the patient, physician and other members of the health care team.

Her theory teaches us how to formulate goals and perform the basic human needs. On her definition of what a nurse is...
She explained that a patient needs assistance to achieve health and independence.

An individual, both sick and well needs care all through the walks of his/her life..And this care rendered by nurse must lead to the independence of the patient.


Mamburao, Uno Mischelle T.
BSN 1-C

cristy palino said...

Good evening poh ma'am Dannie!
“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.”These are the words of Virginia Henderson, the First Lady of Nursing and the First truly international Nurse. She was a great achiever. She received so many awards throughout her life. She is was the one who introduced the 14 components of basic nursing care.

Cristy M. Palino
BSN - IB

princess joy alejar said...

The 14 basic needs of virginia henderson really hepls people in promoting good health of an individual.

the nurse must be the subsitute of the patient when a patient is sick also she must be a helper and a partner to them.

she have many awards and have a high level with regards to the education.

she is reaaly a great theory as well as a nurse!

thanks for posting this mam!:)

myla martinez said...

Virginia Henderson is very inspiring. She has a big help in the nursing profession. her dedication and loyalty to her work is one of a kind. in deed her theory of The 14 Components of Basic Human Needs has a great help. through her vast research and studies i have discover new things.
I have learned that as a person you should have the 14 Basic Human Needs, because it pertains to your wellness as a person.

thanks to Virginia because her theory has contributed a lot in our nursing profession.

fideliz m.verzo bsn 1c said...

Virginia Henderson herself has a very interesting characteristics. She conducted many ways just to approach the other nurses to know her theory, to develop the proper care and to give the primary needs of the patient. For me her theory is broad that it comprises many topic yet it is easily understood because even if the readers is not a part of a health care team or do not have background about caring of the sick he or she may somewhat get knowledge in giving the needs if the patient.

fideliz m. verzo
bsn 1c

catherine exconde said...

she is called first lady of nursing, first truly international nurse. Virginia Henderson contributed a lot our profession. Her experience in 1918 in the world war 1 open up her mind to formulate a theory to help us to guide in our practice to have a basis. she is an educated woman she deserve to achieve a numerous awards she receive. In writing and documaentation is important to a theorist they deliver there message by means of writing it is a powerful and good tools in spreading there idea.
"the nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on." for me this message deliver us nursing students to be the guide to the needy person. we serve them our best like and help them to meet their basic needs. we should formulate the care plan together. Her 14 Fundamentals Needs of human is essential to us but she state that if a person avhieve this 14 basic needs it means that she is physically fit.
she is also beautiful in and out. In her nursing metaparadigm person state that complete and independent being with biological, sociological and spiritual components. in nursing she describe nurse as the helper to assist the individual, sick or well person. and in health she explain that in achieving the 14 basic needs you are a well person. and in Environment it is seems like she followed the theory of florence nightingale because of the 7 components (light, temp, air, movement, atmospheric pressure, proper waste disposal etc.)
I'm inspired because even in her last breath the concern in the nursing profession is in her mind. And in her last view to her she want's to look very beautiful. she is in peace when she died.
Catherine M Exconde
BSN 1C

Thresa M. Sabong BSN 1-D said...

gud day mam!!!

"The 14 Components of Nursing Care"was really a theory but a philosopy but because that it gave nursing a knowledge that will the student to identify the patients need it was consider as theory...according to her a person was healthy when he/she have the 14 basic nursing care...As a nursing student I must really appreciate this theory because someday i might be the one to care for the patients and help him meet the 14 basic nursing care..

NEL PATRICK DELA PEñA said...

The Definition of Nursing and the "14 Components of Nursing Care" by the glamorous Virginia Avenel Henderson is a fantastic one. Because it shows a lot of important needs of a patient and what will the nurse can fulfill this needs. And it's also describes or define different phases how to be successful to the nurse to fulfill the needs. And in this definition of Henderson there's also the relationship of a nurse and a patient, and what the meaning of being a healthy individual..

Dela Peña, Nel Patrick B.
BSN1-A

jessica w. veras said...
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jessica w. veras said...

Virginia Henderson became very popular and a living nursing theorist in her time. Even now, her memory and contribution to the nursing knowledge never fade.
I can compare Henderson's 14 Basic Human Needs to the Hierarchy of Needs of Abraham Maslow. To live a better life, to achieve/attain contentment, a person should have this 14 Basic Human Needs accdg. to Henderson.
In nurse-patient relationship of Henderson, the nurse could help the patient attain his basic human needs, by becoming a substitute for the patient, letting the patient's feeling/wants express, nurse should become the patient's helper and partner because the patient has that unhealthy condition that's why the nurse became responsible for the patient's attainment of his basic needs and the nurse take care of his patients with sincerity and dedication because that's what the real essence of nursing care.

iris bianca said...

..Virginia Henderson-Definition of Nursing and 14 Components of Nursing Care.. I am very thankful because of her theory she shows the 14 basic human needs that nurses should now, because if a nurse know this basic human needs it can help her to know the needs of the patients,, and it is easily for a nurse to attend the needs of the patients..




..In her theory she defined nursing as a person who helped sick person for his fast recovery..
..and being a nurse we should all know the factors for the fast recovery of our patient..


..in her theory we can also know that we can say that a person is healthy when he meets the 14 basic needs..



..by means of her theory she also show the roles of the nurse as a substitute for the patient, as a helper for the patient and as a partner with the patient, and the nurses should know their relationship for their patient to help their patient to show their feelings and also a nurse to attend the basic needs of her patients.


BSN1C
IRIS BIANCA MONES

jennyvee lumagui said...

Virginia Henderson's life and theory
also inspired me a lot...
her devotion in the nursing profession was a great contribution in our chosen carer..

she emphasized the nurses as the eye for the newly blind, the locomotion for the infant, the satisfying role of the mother to her child etc...
she got the idea of formulating a theory which focuses on the basic needs of a human being which
are necessary for the nurse to give to their patients...
she also emphasized that
the health promotion is is important rather than the care of the sick, which is related in the saying that,
"prevention is better than cure"


~...that's all ma'am...
~...good day!!!

Mary Jennyvee Lumagui
(bsn-1f)

Angelica said...

Hendreson, Virginia Avernal defines nursing as""assisting individuals to gain independence in relation to the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery".She is "THE FIRST LADY OF NURSING", and "THE FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE".

She categorized nursing activities into 14 components, based on human needs. She described the nurse's role as substitutive (doing for the person), supplementary (helping the person), or complementary (working with the person), with the goal of helping the person become as independent as possible.

Her statement "The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
shows that a nurse really helps the patient in his or her immediate recovery.

She said that a person if healthy if she or he has the 14 basic human needs.

Angelica M. Blaquera
BSN 1-B

joanadel racelis said...

the 14 components of nursing care of virginia henderson tells that if you meet this ,you are said to be healthy.it was easy to meet if you are willing.and according to her theory, nurse has important role in taking care of the patients health.
for her achievements, she really deserves it. for me, she really deserves the title of " First lady of nursing"

Jo Anne Marie Castillo said...

gud afternoon mam,,

"a woman with asilky drawl,bright blue eyes,wispy curlsand beautiful clothes,an embodimnent of a southern gentlewoman. incarnation of greek verieties-the good, the true and the beautiful". a lot of good words can be described to virginia avenel henderson.

she is one of a kind lady who sees the beatiful aspect of life and was evidenced by her lifestyle.the first lady of nursing,virginia, was truly one of a kind and can be considered as one of the nurse's inspiration. i am amazed by the awards that she got in different universities which challenged us.gaining a reward in a certain school is abismal work how much more if came from prestige schools in the world.

one of her greatest contributions in this field is the introduction of the 14 fundamental needs of human.it taught us that a human should possess all of it components or else you are considered as ill.now we are more informed about the things that we should know about caring a patient.

we are now also involved in the four basic steps such as assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation phase.

as a nurse we should function different roles to our patient like a substitute for the patient, as a helper for the patient and as a partner with the patient.

weve learned many things because of virginia henderson!many to mention

to our clinical instructor,thank you very much...

jo anne marie castillo
bsn-1f

Paul John Guevarra said...

The theory "Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care" of Virginia Avenel Henderson is full of facts that is very useful in nursing profession. It is the theory which is applicable for the nurses in determining what is lack in the basic needs of the patient and will help patient to become healthy. This gives idea to the nurse on how to care their patient and shows the responsibilities of the nurses in their patients. I'm very impressed to the theory of Virginia Henderson which helps nurses a lot in the care for the patients. I'm very thankful to you mam because of the opportunity of reading this article that is lot of information and gives me an additional information.
Paul John C. Guevarra
BSN-1E

gestine grace d. estrada said...

Virginia Henderson stated that an individual who possesses all the 14 Basic Needs is "healthy". Her theory gives me the knowledge that a person should not only have the food, water, shelter and clothing to be healthy but we should also consider our social, emotional and spiritual life. I'd also learned that the nurse should help the patient to meet the needs he is lacking for a fast recovery.

Gestine Grace Estrada
BSN-1C

jalene mariel r. cuasay said...

virginia henderson is known as the "the first truly international nurse" and "the first lady of nursing". i owe her because she gathered lots of awards during her nursing education and contribute memorable and useful contribution. in the field of nursing, she made a remarkable memory by her contribution. someday, i wanted to be like her, follow her footsteps because of her succession in nursing career. i wanted to be as successful and popular as her in nursing but the one factor that i will not follow is her zero love life.
in her remarkable and useful theory, the 14 components of basic nursing care and/or fundamental needs of person, she emphasized the meeting of needs of the patient in order to promote the state of wellness he/she needs to attain.this theory is very useful in the nurse actions or interventions and improve nursing practice.

JALENE MARIEL R. CUASAY
BSN I-D

peterlorena said...

Her 14 Basic Human Needs means that if you meet and follow this, you were said to be healthy. Her contribution can help nurse to serve well to the patients and can study,understand and follow by the new students who want to become a nurse. I also knew that the patient must communicate together with a nurse to have a good plan to become a healthy.

Lorena, Peter John D.
BSN- 1 H

Tan,NeilRobisonL said...

Virginia Henderson
"Definition of Nursing and the "14 Components of Nursing Care"
"First Lady of Nursing” and the "First Truly International Nurse". International nurse

According to her a person could not live without the 14 basic needs of human
14 Fundamental Needs of Human

1. Breathe normally

2. Eat and drink adequately

3. Eliminate body wastes

4. Move and maintain desirable postures

5. Sleep and rest

6. Select suitable clothes—dress and undress

7. Maintain body temperature within normal range by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment

8. Keep the body clean and well groomed and protect the integument

9. Avoid dangers in the environment and avoid injuring others

10. Communicate with others in expressing emotions, needs, fears, or opinions

11. Worship according to one’s faith

12. Work in such a way that there is a sense of accomplishment

13. Play or participate in various forms of recreation

14. Learn, discover, or satisfy the curiosity that leads to normal development and health and use the available health facilities.

Her nursing Metaparadigm
Person: A being with a complete 14 components of human.
Nursing: For her the function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery.
Health: The patient’s ability to intake the 14 basic needs.
Environment: The effects of 14 components on the life and development of a person.

According to her theory the nurse has function in relation with the Patient, Physician and the Health Team.
1. Nurse-Patient Relationship
a. As a substitute for the patient
b. As a helper for the patient
c. As a partner with the patient
2. Nurse-Physician Relationship
3. Nurse as a Member of the Health Team
Her theory in Application
Practice: The assessment phase, planning phase, implementation phase, evaluation phase.
Education: It helps the students with there 3 phases of curriculum.
Research: It supported the nurse development. The development of nurse responsibility to identify problems, and improving methods of care and reassuring the effectiveness components was formed.
According to analysis: Simplicity, Generality, Derivable Consequence
It’s simple, has a broad concept and it’s testable.

This is Neil Robinson L Tan
BSN-1e

donna jean t. villareal said...

good evening!!!

Virginia Henderson and her "definition of nursing and the "14 components of nursing Care"

Virginia Henderson was called the "First Lady of Nursing" and "First Truly International Nurse".She also had so many achievements like Peplau...she's also an extraordinary woman.

the mind and body of an individual is inseparable...

the patient can be considered healthy if he/she follow the 14 components of nursing...

donna jean t. villareal
bsn-1a

Naval,Leonard P. said...

taking care of our own self is really hard to do,but it is not an excuse for us not to take care on it because it is God's gift and it is our responsibility to gave it an importance.Virginia Henderson gave us an idea on how to be healthy not only physical but all the aspects of life,all we need to do is to abide it,so we must thank her for doing such a wonderful theory that is really applicable in our times.

Rodilyn Sardona said...

Henderson’s 14 Basic Human Needs helps us nurses how to identify the needs of the patient. If the patient didn’t meet all the 14 Basic Human Needs it means he is not healthy. She also identified the different roles and function of health care team, which helps us to the speedy recovery of the patient.

It teaches us how to become virtuous nurse and how to care the patient in a proper way.
It is our responsibility to help the patients if he didn’t meet his needs.

Sardona, Rodilyn M.
BSN- 1H

rhessiane roda said...

Henderson's 14 Components of Nursing Care was still being utilizes until now. It is a worthful theory for it informs every individual (not only to nurses) about distinctive rules on how to promote a well, balance health and lives and peaceful death. and also, because of her theory, the status of a nurse in the hospital lies in superior line. It also requires harmony essential for the Nurse-Physician relationship and for the nursing team, to have a common goal and coordination necessary for a patient to have fast and successful recovery. This theory is applicable in any other aspects which truly gives emphasis to human's health, good conditons and far from illness and diseases.

Rhessiane Roda
BSN-1C

Jewell R. Villadiego said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson life was a unique one. Known to be the First Lady of Nursing and also the First Truly International Nurse. Also formulated the 14 Components of Basic Nursing Care. When I first read her article I got curious why she called the First Lady in Nursing and First Truly the International Nurse. Maybe I am wondering why because Nightingale and Peplau was the first one before her. Her life is also inspiring like the other two theorists. Her being unique, to the other theorist get my interest with her about her life and theory. As our teacher discuss her and gave me more knowledge in different theorist it became clear to me how she spend her life through caring the health of others. She inspires me a lot especially when her memory and hearing started to fail but still she continue her goals and plans in the health and wellness of the people. She was also the first one who introduced a different style in nursing research with the used of a library by creating a blog site that tackles about the nursing care and profession. Her work was great and she was famous because Sigma Theta Tau's International Nursing Library bears her name. Her death was a unique one also because She was a brave woman to be able to look strong and not tell to everyone that she has a great illness. She also uses her talent and skills on how the people became interested with her because she was a gracious hostess and have an intelligent sense of humor. Her death was in different way because she did not want the people to worry about her and her health condition. Her 14 Components of Basic Nursing Care is very applicable for all of the people in order to have a highest level of health condition. It is easily understood and simple to apply and do that in our everyday life. Her theory is very helpful nowadays especially in the nursing and other medical professions.

It really interests me a lot about the learning of the different nursing theorist and their contributions. It also helps us to gain more knowledge on how we can be a good and useful nurse to others.


Thank you ma’am dani for another information about nursing professions. I really learned a lot from your teaching career and I hope you will spread your learning’s to other people.

Jewell R. Villadiego
BSN ID

kriszel said...

Virginia Henderson's "Definition of Nursing and '14 components of Nursing Care'" is a great help to the nursing profession. She defined the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual to perform activities that helps to its recovery, also to teach them to be independent and the different nursing responsibilities and relationships with the client, with the physician and as a member of the health care team. For her, an individual is healthy if the 14 basic needs of a human (breathe normally, eating and drinking normally..etc) is achieve which is true. Her works are used by the nursing profession to achieve the needs of the clients which give her the title of "the First Lady of Nursing".
Thanks pu!,.Godbless.
Kriszel Custodio
BSN IF

maverick chris sandra b. ibarrola said...

virginia henderson's description of a nurse gave a big mark in my heart.she defines nurse... as the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.this quote from her inspires me.being a nurse does not only mean a person who takes care of his/her patient but a person who shares his/her life to other people.
she made the life of the sick more comfortable by means of designing a hospital like a hotel.
for her a person is healthy if that person meets the 14 basic needs of humans,and i really agree with her.one must meet the 14 basic needs to survive.

capillo said...

The theory of Virginia Henderson is one of the important theorist because as a nurses you must be provide physicians data about the safety needs of the patient and she emphasized the importance of nursing independence from, and interdependence on the different health care professions.........

BSN1C rochelle capillo

katherine d. Ibarrola said...

The 14 basic fundamental needs created by Henderson serves as a guide in evaluating the condition of an individual. Her theory focuses on helping the sick and well individual...
She conclude that the mind and body of a person are inseparable. In order to be healthy,you should focus not only on physical but also in spiritual being..
Henderson states that nurses should perform different roles to empower the patient in gaining independence as past as possible.....


>katherine d. ibarrola
BSN-1H

sheena said...

"14 Basic Human Needs"
This theory emphasized the 14 basic needs of humans. This includes the physical, emotional, social and psychological needs. Fpr the patient to achieve health,
he must be able to meet his need for support system which in many cases provided by the family.She also emphasized that these needs are vital to the patients. In the role of the nurse as a health care provider,the nurse must be knowledgable in both biological and social sciences and must have the ability to assess basic human needs.In order for the patient to recover from his illness, his needs must be provided.
Henderson's theory is not only applicable in nursing profession, but also for everyone. For her, if you meet these needs, you are a healthy person.


Sheena Marie A. Estrada
BSN I-D

Mary Grace said...

Virginia Henderson's theory, 14 Basic Human Needs, is important. The following human needs are considered as a factor or things that must be fulfilled.

14 Basic Human Needs:
*breathing normally
*eating and drinking adequately
*eliminating body wastes
*moving and maintaining a desirable position
*sleeping and resting
*selecting suitable clothes
*maintaining normal body temperature by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment
*keeping the body clean and well groomed to promote integument (skin)
*avoiding dangers in the environment
*communicating with others
*worshipping according to one's faith
*working in such a way that one feels a sense of accomplishment
*participating in various forms of recreation
discovering curiosity that leads to normal development

According to Henderson, an individual becomes unhealthy if one of 14 basic human needs is not met. And I believed from her sayings because through reading and analyzing her theory of fourteen basic human needs, it is clear enough and very understandable that if you did not met each needs, you cauld be an unhealthy individual. And so, for me, her theory adds additional knowledge for us to become more healthy. I salute Henderson because she used her wealth in helping others. She's a generous woman. She did not discriminate people who's not in her level of life. She's a fantastic woman.

Mary Grace L. Escritor
BSN1-E

Jailine Elpa said...

Henderson is an extra ordinary person,because she is not only a nurse but also a researcher,writer and an author.And she is very unique,because she studied in the US ARMY,School of Nursing. Henderson,mostly focused on the health promotion,importance of outcome information,continuity of care,patient advocacy and so on.

Henderson,also take a gut in relation to the complementation of the patients capabilities and providing clear direction for what nursing should be, and because of these, we produce more responsible nurses.And knows what to do.Henderson is also a very dedicated person due to his duty as a nurse,even if her memory and hearing was failed due to his duty.

Jailine S.Elpa
BSN-1C

jefferlyn mari said...

The 14 Components of Nursing Care is great help to the nurses. They can easily perform their job and help their patients to become healthy. Thank you to Virginia Henderson because she made a wonderful theory that will help the nursing profession.

Jefferlyn Mari V. Almira
BSN-1E

JoShUa_LiNgCoRaN said...

Henderson’s 14 components of nursing care showed us the right procedure in giving care to patients because if one of the components is lost the patient cannot achieve proper health. I really appreciate her theory because it gives importance about the safety needs of the patients regarding the dangers in his surroundings like for example the structure of a hospital. According to her “The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious”, it means if the patient cannot function fully the nurse is his knowledge and the one who acts for him. The nurse works with the patient so that he/she can achieve health and independence. Thank you ma’am.

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marife marcaida said...

Miss Henderson was known as the first lady of Nursing and the First Truly International Nurse.
After our discussion about her theory, 14 Basic components of Nursing, I conclude that the 14 fundamental needs should be observed properly and should be given to the person to keep his/her good condition and if not, illness might occur. I also conclude that a nurse asses the patient for the 14 basic fundamental needs and identify what element is lacking(assesment Phase). the nurse also plan to meet the needs fit to the doctors prescribed plan ( planning phase).
Then she will use the 14 basic needs in answering the factors contributes to the illness, she will depend her actions according to her observations (Implementation phase). Then evaluate if the goals are met or not.
Her theory was applicable not only in nursing but also on our daily life scenario.


Marife A. Marcaida
BSN I-D

JOWELL NOGAL said...

Greetings of Peace!!!

Virginia Henderson defined nursing as "assisting individuals to gain independence in relation to the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery." She focuses her nursing care on the supplementary needs of patient as required of being wellness physically, mentally feed.

Her theory is very consistent although she did not consider her work as theory. She defined nursing as many times with different concept and focus on it. Her theory also passes through the different phase which is assesment, planning, implementation and evaluation, which serves asa a guide in the fundamentals of 14 basic needs of a patient.

And she beleives that the mind and body are inseparable. If mind is in manifestation or in bad condiition, the body is also affected dueto the malfunction of the mind. And therefore, the relation between the body and mind is directly proportional to each other.



"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. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible." It is also one of her famous definition, which she include the general essence of the nurses. She a glamourous all over her personality. Not only physical but also her inside personality because she of her concern to the patients.


Muchas gracias!!!

Good night..

JOWELL Z. NOGAL
BSN I - D

michelleannedomingo said...

"the nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on"

Virginia Henderson deserves to be "the first lady of nursing" and "the first truly international nurse" because of her welfare. she is worthy of respect. her 14 basic human needs can be use by the nurses to their patients in order to be healthy and it will be our guide on what is lacking on our patient.

Her theory shows the roles of a nurse: the nurse as a substitute for the patient, as a helper for the patient, and as a partner with the patient.

For Virginia, a person is healthy if he/she has the 14 basic human needs.


Michelle Anne H. Domingo
BSN 1E

gloria_mariz said...

Virginia Henderson's theory which is the 14 Basic Human Needs greatly helped the nursing profession especially in the nursing practice. Because it focuses on decision-making and is deliberate in such a way that in every step of the Nursing Process, it plays very important roles. Miss Henderson formulated some steps in solving problems regarding the nursing care, such as the Assessment Phase, Planning Phase, Implementation Phase and the Evaluation Phase. With these phases in nursing by Henderson, nurses will have a clear view in caring their patients.

This theory explains whether a patient is healthy or not by using the 14 Basic Human Needs... Because of this, the nurse will know which factor his patient lacks. Then he is able to make a solution for that particular problem regarding his patient.

This theory improves the nursing profession to have a better implementation of caring for their patients because nurses will know the basic needs of their patients. They will be able to solve and sustain the needs of their patients and it will result in a fast recovery.

As a nursing student, this theory helps me to understand the common needs of my 'soon to be' patients and in the future I will have the capacity and enough knowledge to resolve them...

Gloria Mariz A. Ang
BSN I-F

john robin calimutan said...

Henderson’s 14 basic human needs has described the nurse's role as the goal of helping the person become as independent as possible...as what i have read and learned about her theory. this theory also focus on the person's body for it to be physically and mentally health...which rely works coz if the body is healty the mind can be as well...and it can also be a guide for a person to be healthy!!..like the saying ''prevention is better then cure!!!''
;)

thank you and have a good day!!!

>John Robin Villasenor Calimutan
>BSN 1C

joana marie engracia said...

Virginia Henderson's concept of nurse was very inspiring,for her,nurses serves as the completeness of the in complete.Nurses serves someone who will take you to the achievement of your goal,as sick to become well.It helps nurses on how to guide their patients cope with their condition.

Her "14 basic human needs"shows that in every little thing that we did is very essential to our body.Everything that we take should be natural like fresh air,clean water and healthy foods .it really helps to distinguish a healthy person,as what henderson said that having these 14 basic needs means you are healthy,.and those who are not able to have it means they are unhealthy.

BSN-1A

jhemm mergenio said...

virginia henderson's theory the definition of nursing and the 14 components of nursing care shows us the factors in order to recognize if the person is a totally healthy individual. her quotation that was written in the book was very inpiring it shows that a nurse is very important in life of many people. the nurse serve us the connector of the patient to the doctor,that the nurse should teach the patient how to be independent.

her theory is one of the great contribution ever made in nursing history,

mrs. danela, thank you again for giving us a chance to meet the first lady of nursing not in flesh and blood but through our discussion.may God bless you and more powers.

Pearly L. Yu said...

Virginia Henderson is really an intelligent person because of her works that she have contributed to our society...she has been called the "first lady of nursing" and the "first truly international nurse" because of her intelligence and because she had received so many awards from U.S. and England… her theory of 14 components of basic nursing care is really helpful especially our modern days… it helps nurses to apply their proper caring to the patients…and it also helps individuals to have and maintain a balance life…
It is very useful nowadays because it focuses both interpersonal and her nursing care theory…that both nurse and patients functions as one…


YU, PEARLY L.
BSN I-B

angelicagaytano said...

good evening mam!

Virginia Henderson's 14 components of Nursing Care is really a great contribution in Nursing because in this theory she said that if even one part of your body is not functioning well you're considered as unhealthy. because in her perception in nursing you;re healthy if all of your body parts is functioning well.
Her 14 basic theory helps a lot to make the patients recovery fast.
like nightingale she also said that our environment affects our health.
she also gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion more important than care of the sick.


Ma. Angelica V. Gaytano BSN 1D

kathlealicas_bsn-1b said...

When I hear the name Virginia Henderson, perfectionist came int0 my mind. She was one of a kind. She was one of my favorite theorist. I really admire her for being what she was. She deserves to be the famous nurse in the 20th century. Her great mind contributed a lot in our studies nowadays. It was a big help for the nursing students and to the professionals to apply her theory.In order to be a healthy person, we should attain and meet the 14 basic human needs based from Henderson.

Thank you ma'am for letting us meet her.

kathlea licas
bsn-1b

zyrone generoso said...

"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
-Virginia Henderson-

she was called as the firstlady of nursing and the first truly international nurse,,she is so great and good,the proof of this are the honors and award s she received,, and achieve..and as virginia henderson says.we the nurse will be the one to do those things that our clients cannot,,because we are the one who ae giving care to them so we need to elliminate their illnesses by doing the works that they cant do.

ma. ciara salvan said...

VIRGINIA HENDERSON'S THEORY PLAYS A GREAT ROLE IN THE NURSING FIELD TODAY. IT EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATIVE CARE, PROMOTION OF HEALTH; PREVENTION OF ILLNESS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ACHIEVE INDEPENDENCE AMONG THE PATIENTS. HER THEORY MAKES ONE TO REALIZE THAT ILL PERSONS NOT ONLY NEED PHYSICAL TREATMENTS TO CURE THEIR PAIN, BUT WITH THE ADDITION OF EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FOR THE SUCCESS OF THEIR RECOVERY.
HENDERSON’S 14 FUNDAMENTAL NEEDS HELP NURSES TO EASILY KNOW THE WEAKNESSES AND STRENGTHS OF THEIR PATIENTS. BY THIS, NURSES ENHANCES THEIR DECISION MAKING IN THE STEP BY STEP PROCESS IN NURSING.

Richmark Catarroja said...

The nurse needs to communicate to patient or patient needs to communicate to nurse to give an advice to have a healthy body.

eva merlyn tagle said...

Virginia Henderson as popularly known to be the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse".. She has been titled as First Truly International Nurse because she almost tour around the world and she also went to our country... and his decription of our country is one of the poorest country...
Her personality is a amazing... I like her... As i read the article and as our C.I discussing her life story i feel that she's a person with a cool personality....


She is not only entitled as a First Lady of Nursing And First Truly International Nurse but also a Lady Pearl... It is one of her hobby collecting pearl...
Her theory involve of maintaining the good ambiance.... a simple concept but it is very useful...



good day....



Eva Merlyn V. Tagle
BSN-ID

Karren Cen Gepiga said...

If Nightingale is the 'lady with the lamp', I can say that Virginia Henderson is the 'lady with the pearl'. She 's always with her beautiful attire everywhere that's why everybody calls her as the "First Lady of Nursing". The hotel-like concept for every hospital was originated by her. She designed hospitals with fresh flowers where the aroma spread in every corner of the hospital.

For her the 14 basic care is essential to everybody to maintain health fully. she viewed nurse as a direct caregiver who is responsible for the patient to become independent.

I admire her for being the most famous nurse in the 20th century and for being the first to receive the prestigious Christianne Reimann Award.

Karren Cen Gepiga said...

If Nightingale is the 'lady with the lamp', I can say that Virginia Henderson is the 'lady with the pearl'. She 's always with her beautiful attire everywhere that's why everybody calls her as the "First Lady of Nursing". The hotel-like concept for every hospital was originated by her. She designed hospitals with fresh flowers where the aroma spread in every corner of the hospital.

For her the 14 basic care is essential to everybody to maintain health fully. she viewed nurse as a direct caregiver who is responsible for the patient to become independent.

I admire her for being the most famous nurse in the 20th century and for being the first to receive the prestigious Christianne Reimann Award.

fernan t enriquez said...

Virginia Henderson was the theorist who wanted to give the complete needs of the patients for them to be healthy and recover faster. A patient who was given the 14 basic needs is lucky enough, because this needs will be of great help to the patients for faster and easiest way of recovery.

Nurses should be the helper of the patient in their day-to-day activities. They will act as a guide, a friend, a partner, and a family member so that they can help ease the routine of the patients and most of all, to help them in their needs, which is basically, the jobs of every nurses.

Fernan T. Enriquez
BSN-1C

giselle_gayeta said...

Henderson's 14 Components of Nursing Care serves as a guide to achieve health and to meet his needs. Not only food, water, clothes and shelter are needed to be healthy but also spiritual, social and emotional life. I appreciate Henderson's theory and it is very impotant.

jennalyn said...

henderson 14 basic components of nursing care is very useful in considering a person as a healthy individual. in order for him to consider healthy he must meet the 14 basic needs. she postulated the nurse functions in relation toi others and also she give nurses specific responsibilities and roles. if the patient cannot function fully the nurse is the one who will fulfill what is lacking to the patient. the nurse has the responsibility to make her patient to become independent.her theory opened doors for development.


jennalyn dejelo
bsn-g

Princess Anne B. Evangelista said...

The Definition of Nursing and the 14 Basic Human needs of Virginia Henderson plays very important role in the field of nursing until these days. She states that the health or the wellness of one person is dependent to these needs and the person must meet the 14 Basic Human Needs. Her theory also consists of four phases the ASSESSMENT PHASE, the nurse must assess the 14 needs of the patient and check which one is lacking or fully met. The PLANNING PHASE involves giving the plan to meet the needs of the patient. Then the IMPLEMENTATION PHASE, the nurses uses the 14 basic needs in answering the factors that are contributing to the illness state of the patient. Lastly the EVALUATION PHASE, the nurse and the patient review the relationship and decides whether the goald are met or not. Henderon focuses on decision-making. And she states that every step in Nursing Process plays very important role. Her theory is complex rather than simplistic. And the definition provided by Henderson are broad in scope.

Princess Anne B. Evangelista
BSN I-G

Martinez,Marigold L. said...

Henderson's theory about 14 basic components of human needs,was very significant in our nursing intervention.Her thoery that a person must meet or achieve,with her theory,it teaches a direct caregiver and teaches the patient to be independent even though a nurse are not there to function for the patients,it gave a big contribution in our nursing profession.The nurse has important role to help both the sick and the well individual.

Aliermo, Rankin E. said...

,,Vigina Henderson's "14 Basic Human Need" was very helpful in evry individual. It is not only for the illed peron but also for the well one. These Basic Needs are exactly what a person basically need. I also like her postulated nurse functions because it enhance the duty of the nurse in relation to the people around his/her. Her Nursing Process (Assesment,Planning,Implementaion and Evaluation phase) also helps a lot in nursing profession. These works of Henderson, actually all of her works, can be use at all times,,

- Aliermo, Rankin E. BSN 1C

kristinemramos said...

Virginia Henderson..again, another theorist who has an amazing wonderful contribution in the nursing proffession. Her theory of 14 Basic Needs are really one of the factors that can easily ease the patients sufferings. Her achievements were also great, numerous awards was awarded to her andi must say that Virginia Hendersion was one of the most aspiring theorists in our proffession.Us nurses, or i can say student nurses have the responsibility to do what the patients cannot do. We can act as a substitute for the patients who cannot do what they want, for example, the patient can't call the doctor when something's happenning,us nurses will do the call.Nurses act as a helper for the patient, if the patinet cannot eat by himself..there is the nurse who can help me move their body parts. And as a member of the healthcare team,us nurses should work independently and we must not occupy the things that will others do.
I can say that her theory was great and it is useful not only in caring for our patients but in our daily living..

Thank you mam DAni for posting journal about Hildegard Peplau.=)

Kristine Ramos
BSN 1e

Anna Michele said...

The 14 BAsic Human Needs"

This theory explain on how to have a healthy lifestyle.They say that if you meet the 14 Basic needs you are healthy one.

This theory helps the patient to have faster recovery,She also gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick.

Her thoery is a great help for everyone because it promotes to have a healthy lifestyle that can be for our own benefits. It teaches us on how to take care of ourselves. It is really a graet help for our community. Thanks to Virginia Henderson.

Anna Michele R. De La Cruz
BSN I-C

hazelfuentespina said...

Her life was similar also to other theorist who also developed a theory and contribute to the nursing field, but I think her different to the other theorist is she was such a artistic, fabulous and glamorous one. Her idea of making the a good aura of hospitals was good! Also I admired her for having that idea to wear that dress and making their venue,beutiful, which makes the nurse eager to go there is such a great idea.

The theory of Henderson is helpful too..Now one can say that he/she is healthy if the person meets and achieve the 14 Basic Needs..

villareal,carmina said...

"DEFINITION OF NURSING" AND THE"14 BASIC NEEDS"
She defined nursing for us to know what nursing is and for us to have a better understanding about nursing especially for us as a nursing students.without Henderson until now we don't know what nursing is.so we should be thankful to her.
-the 14 components of nursing care
she conceptualized this for us to know what a healthy persons have.if you do not have these needs or if you are lack,it means you are unhealthy person.
her theory is very useful now a days because many people didn't know how to give importance to his/her lives.

carmina villareal
bsn1e

rannelle cadapan said...

Good evening Ma'am,

after reading the article about the theory of Virginia Henderson, Which is the Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care, I was very shocked and amazed because she is not only thinking for the patients and for their illness, but also because she is also thinking for their needs and for the care that we are going to give to them.

She us an idea to become the person that will give the proper care for the patient. She also gave us an idea to give care not olnly for the physical health of the patient but also for the Spiritual health.

..thank you, Ma'am Dani for giving us the chance to know this wonderful kind of theory and for sharing this.thanks!

rose anne said...

good Evening Ma'am

Virginia Henderson is called to be the First Truly International nurse and First Lady of Nursing and she really deserves to have be called with that initials. she shows everyone that all people living in this world has own needs that will help to be a healthy and better person... she show in her theory that being fulfill will help to do great this and she emphasize that health must be everyones priority in life...


And the nurse must help or assist the patient to be well and also help the patient to accept and fulfill ones needs in life...being able to accomplished the wellness of the patient is the priority that the nurse must always be in her mind...


we must always be at are best to help other fulfill there own needs... and God will always support us to be a better in helping others...fulfilling the basic needs will help to be well...

ma'am thanks for helping us have more informations about the theorist thanks and God Bless you always...

Rose Anne A. Resubal BSN-1G

raechel s. makipagay said...

Virginia Henderson as The First Lady of Nursing and The First Truly International Nurse gave a greater contributions in the fileds of nursing which she portrays the essentials needs of human being which an individual must possess. Once any one of this lacks or loss a person is considered unhealthy. Henderson's theory wa applicable in our daily living in which an individual will have a healthy lifestyle thus preventing occurence of any certain disease. On this the nurse, patient and any individuals are cooperating to each other to achieve a healthy life. And as a nurse we will set as a good example to them, to encourage and help them to develop their ability on how to become a healtyhy individual.

Thanks maam!

Raechel S. Makipagay
BSN 1A

justine kay hidalgo said...
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justine kay hidalgo said...

Virginia henderson is a glamorous women' She is well educated and honorable one as she called as the FIRST LADY OF NURSING and THE FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE and what cought my attention that realy maked on my mind when she entitled as the MOTHER OF PEARLS. She is a also a numerous women.
Her 14 components of Nursing Care until now is really applicable in nusing profession. Her focused is to a individual to maintain and have this complete of 14 basic needs. like what it said that the nurse is the conscious of unconscious she assist the individual in order to achieve the needs of the patient.
This shows how important is the 14 basic component of nursing care.

justine kay hidalgo
bsn 1E

Jennylou V. Jardiniano said...

Her definition of nursing which was considered the signature of the profession becomes useful and helpful to a nurse in order to function independently and in relation with the physician and the patient with consideration of their capabilities.

Virginia Henderson’s 14 Components of Nursing care helps a lot for the nurse to help the patient meet his basic needs and so as the to deliver her nursing care effectively.

Jennylou Jardiniano
BSN IC

inna said...

14 Components of Nursing Care

14 Components of Nursing Care formulated by Virginia Henderson is very much useful in today’s settings. Actually, I was quite shocked that those simple things that we do are considered theory when compiled together, na parang “Ah theory pala ‘tong mga ginagawa ko.” I really am not aware. But because Henderson and her theory were introduced to me, ngayon, alam ko na, na I am using her theory since then pa pala.

Her theory was simple yet very applicable. I don’t understand why it didn’t pass clarity but her theory was clear for me, I understand it well. She also played an emphasis on the function of the nurse in relation with the patient, physician and the health team.

Her definition of nursing was the widely accepted one. So we should thank her for that. And another, I like her quotation for nursing. The roles of the nurse were emphasized there so much.


Karissa Inna S. Zagala
BSN I – C

Ziel Nikki Mejilla said...

Virginia Henderson
14 Components of Nursing Care

It is composed of how the person will be healthy. It is useful and you have to apply it in nursing profession. Her intension is, a nurse must apply her theory in caring. She's right that we have to consider her definition as one of the most important in profession.

Mejilla, Ziel Nikki B
BSN I-A

Monica Ibarrola said...

.... Virginia Henderson as her 14 Basis Human Needs showed her ideas on how a person to become a healthy person. We all know that the 14 basis needs of human are important to us specially to the nurse that temporarily unconscious meaning for me We need to be clean like her and also want to be good ambiance.

.....GOOD DAY...!!!

Khrista Mari said...

Virginia's definition of nursing clearly states the purpose of nursing that nurses must act. A nurse can be a substitute for the patient when he is lacking a need. Through her, the patient will still be able to do what he can't do. But the nurse must know her limitations-- that she must be a substitute only for a while and help the patient assess a need independently. As a nurse, she also serves in a team where she will do only her duties assigned to her and the jobs that a nurse should do. Virginia's statement that a nurse works independently of a physician serves as a fact for nurses to be ab observable one. She must keenly observe what is the pathological causes of the patient's lack of need which requires a nurse to have a education.
What I have stated lately was some of her contribution to practice and education. In terms of research, she advocated the use of library research which is true to be essential for nurses to gain better knowledge.
For me, her definition is simple and clear although the critics did not pass it on clarity.

Khrista Mari V. Motar
BSN1C

paulen zharmae logmao said...

Verginia Henderson.... The First Lady of Nursing....
her theory was inspiring for her formulation of the 14 components of nursing, it shows the importance of taking care of ourselves..
we can apply it in our patients problem as a remedy..
This Theory is important in every person's life.....

Bianca Eunice Labita said...

Virginia Henderson's theory "14 Basic Human Needs" is very useful fo the patients because they must be able to meet their needs for support system to achieve health. She also stated the three levels compromising the nurse-patient relationship. When the patient cannot function fully, the nurse seves as the substitute. In situations where the patient cannot meet his basic needs, the nurse serves as a helper. As partners, the nurse and the patent formulate the care plan together.

This theory of Viginia Henderson is very helpful and important for me because I learned that the basic needs of a patient must able to meet and give to them. I also learned that the nurse should be responsible enough and it plays many important roles in taking care of the patient

leslie anne tañedo bsn1e said...

Virginia Henderson conceptualize 14 fundamental needs of human.She also emphasize the to view the patient and his family as a single unit.The nurse also became a caregiver of the patient if he/she cannot meets his basic needs according to her nurse patient relationship.She say that if the person completely have the 14 basic needs the patient or the person is healthy.Because of her theory the nurse can easily perform her jobs and help the patient to become healthy.

Maam thank you for sharing us the theory of Virginia Henderson.

frelene_tabernilla said...

The Definition of Nursing and the "14 Components of Nursing Care" is very truthful for each and every individual. Its concern is broadly useful for nursing profession. But because it is so broad, it a bit hard to patch up in every detail in it.
Virginia Henderson is my ideal nurse, because what I wanted to be me is she. I want to be so fashionable, and at the same time a workaholic nurse. What she is, is what I pictured to be me after 15 years. Virginia Henderson is a multi-awarded nurse. She is a traveler that which is ever since my dream even before I ambitioned to be a nurse. Even her death meant a lot to me. Of all the describe death of the theorist we tackled, this is what I want because she died peacefully without any unfinished business. She is so fulfilled. Oh, how wish I can follow her footstep!
God bless for each and everyone of us.

Frelene B. Tabernilla
BSN 1-C

Lou Maureen said...

The 14 basic needs theory of Virginia Henderson helps a lot to the field of nursing.She said that health promotion as more important than care of the sick.The responsibility of a nurse is to assist and help the patient to manage his/her environment.For Henderson,when the patient meets the 14 basic needs the patient is already healthy.We have to be clean in ourselves as Henderson .In her theory,the nurses have to teach their patient to be an individual.

this theory may help us in the future,and help us to manage our patient

Lou Maureen F. DE Jesus
BSN 1C

Rhea Denise M. Rondolo said...

Virginia Henderson was so called the "FIRST LADY OF NURSING" and "the FIRSY TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE". She do all her best to shared all her knowing that all about her theory. Her 14 BASIC NEEDS THEORY only focus in our health that most of our society was needed most.The nurses should teach the patient on how to become independent, because when patient was recover so he/she go home without assistimg of the nurse.The patient was one who helped herself. Her cntribution helped to many peoplefor being malnourished. Because of her theory, some people who is malnourished become healthy. Her theory was a big good influenced in our community. So I someday, I wish I become with her
Ma'am thank you po, because of your post about the definition of "NURSING and the 14 COMPONENTSOF NURSING CARE" was give to me good way to follow all of this.

BSN I-C

krissel lyka said...

"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
-Virginia Henderson-


This quotation from Henderson is an inspiring one because it promotes nurses'roles.It emphasizes what a nurse really is.They are the substitute to their patient.

The 14 basic human needs is the basis of her care which is right.Meeting this needs proves that a person is really healthy.This is also helpful to everyone especially to the nurses who can use it as a guide in taking care of their patients.


KRISSEL LYKA M. BAUTISTA
BSNI-E

michka said...

..Henderson surmised that "a definition of nursing should imply an appreciation of the principle of physiological balance."
..she stated that caring for patients was the "essential element of nurse's service." Henderson encouraged nurses to identify new needs beyond the 14 she enumerated. Henderson believed that nursing research is essential for nursing practice in the age of technological advances. Her definitions of nursing and her enumeration of the 14 basic nursing functions present a perspective aimed at explaining a totality of nursing behavior.

Michka S. Abadejos
BSN_IH

sam said...

virgini henderson was great as nightingale. all the theorists are so great that they can contribute a certain theory to help the students which are taking up nursing. in her theory of 14 human basic needs, eating is one of the first need of most of the people. without food we can't grow as we are now. we can survive because o9f water, but without water we can't survive. shelter and clothing is other needs of the people. without shelter we can't survive in the climate or in the temperature. as well as clothing.

sam jefferlyn c. placino
bsn-1e

Maymarie Joyce G. Calpe said...

Virginia Henderson was called the "FIRST LADY OF NURSING" and the "FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE" because she was traveling all around the world just for her profession. She was teaching for so many students. She became an outstanding teacher. She received numerous awards. Her 14 basic needs are very useful to our living. It guides us to heve good health. Because of her basic needs, we are all clean and alive. Without her theory, i think we will be unhealthy.

Ethel dionisio said...

Virginia Henderson's 14 Basic Components of Nursing care was a great contibution in nursing profession.

She emphasized the main role of nursing in our lives which is to provide care to everyone especially to those who badly needs it.


She also provided the list of all the needs of an individual which can help nurses in assessing if their patient's needs are met or not.


Her theory is important in our profession because maintenance of health is essential to human.


Thanks Mam Oloresisimo for giving us enough information about Henderson's contribution and theory. God bless..=)

Maymarie Joyce G. Calpe said...

Virginia Henderson was called the "FIRST LADY OF NURSING" and the "FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE" because she was traveling all around the world just for her profession. She was teaching for so many students. She became an outstanding teacher. She received numerous awards. Her 14 basic needs are very useful to our living. It guides us to heve good health. Because of her basic needs, we are all clean and alive. Without her theory, i think we will be unhealthy.

vernagraceariola said...

gud afternoon Mam Oloresisimo!!!

Virginia Henderson known as the "First Lady of Nursing",because of her being so glamorous and also because she can't go outside if she has no make up.She also called as the "First Truly International Nurse",maybe because she explore the archipelago of the world.As what Mam Dani discuss to us Henderson loves collecting pearls.I believed w/ her perception that if a person is complete in 14 basic needs,she/he is healthy to perform independently.She also make me realize that as a nurse student,we must know that the responsibility of the nurse is to help the patient manage his surroundings to protect from harm or any injury.And also the nurse must be educated about safety and know how to aware dangers.This theory really help us in our day to day living.It also serves as my guide to live healthy and stay young.

Verna Grace A. Ariola
BSN IC

kasto_piopongco said...

Virginia's theory implicates that the nurse must be of service to the patient whatever the patient may require to achieve a healthy status. He is the love of a suicidal, a leg of an amputee, the eyes of a newly blind and the voice of a mute. The simplest explanation for that is, he helps the patient recover from his sickness whatever the cost may be.

katherine castillo said...

"14 Basic Human Needs"
The 14 components of nursing care encompass all possible functions of nursing.
The nurse has a unique function to help sick or well individuals, also the nurse functions as a member of a medical group. The nurse can assess basic human needs. According to Henderson, the patient or any individual have to possess the 14 basic needs which she had identified. For her, if you possess those needs, you will be considered as a healthy individual, and healthy individuals may be able to control their environment..

katherine w. castillo
BSN-1F

wennaliza mystika e. ornedo said...

Virginia Henderson's conributions to nursing practice are very applicable to all nurses and nursing students... Her "14 Basic Human Needs" is really appropriate to all humans and especially to the patients for them to be whole and complete once again...

When Henderson postulated that nurse performs in relation with the patient, physician, and members of the healthcare team, I found out that the nurse has goals to accomplish for the betterment of the patient. I also found out that those goals are not only for the sake of the patient, but also for every member of the healthcare team for them to work interdependently.

The nurse as a substitute, helper and partner with the patient, they have a duty to make their patient achieve health and independence...

Wennaliza Mystika E. Ornedo
BSN I-H

kaychie said...

Virginia Henderson formulated the Definition of Nursing and the “14 Components of Nursing Care, which greatly helped in the nursing profession. These served as a guide for assessing the patient to what he needs and things that calls for attention, regarding his health. According to her, in order to achieve health and to considered healthy, an individual must posses all of the 14 basic components.

This theory helps nurses to know which of the 14 components the patient is lacking, so she can implement the proper plan of care. The nurse would be able to give all her efforts for the immediate recovery of the patient.

kay chie cendaña
bsn-IF

Maria Ara said...

The 14 Components of nursing care is formulated by Virginia Henderson. For her an individual is considered not healthy if one of the 14 components is not within that person.It is the following basic needs of a human being.

The first 9 components are said to physiological.
The tenth and fourteenth are psychological aspects of communicating and learning.
The eleventh component is more on spiritual and moral.
The twelfth and thirteenth components are that of sociologically oriented to occupation and recreation.

An illness of a person can be determine by analyzing and tracing immediately which of the 14 Components of nursing care of virgina herderson has problem.

Maria Ara C. Zaballero
BSANI-H

tracy lirio said...

Gud evening Ma'am Oloresisimo..
Who is Virginia Henderson?..She is the First Lady of Nursing because she is a lady that doesn't go out without having a make-up. Base on her concepts and theory, she is definitely concern with the patient for the reason that if the patient cannot do a certain work or job, the nurse will be the substitute and the helper, in other words the nurses are the one that helps the patient fulfill their tasks and make them an independent person.Another reason is that the nurses are the one that serves as the resource person for the patient in case of planning a care. The other focus of Virginia Henderson's theory is the nurse because the nurse as a member of the healthcare team works and contributes responsibilities for their team, but it doesn't mean that all the works for the team is in charge with nurse rather their are assigned tasks that each member must do and accomplish.

"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
Her assumptions teaches us that the nurses should be the guide of the patients to attain good health and life. But not only them, all the people can do it, for example by taking care of the sick person at home every person can do it, by simply giving medicine,foods and care.

The 14 basic needs of Virginia Henderson serves us my guide and reminders in my day to day living to help myself and other people.

"You can provide proper care if you can provide the needs"

Tracy Ruth Y. Lirio
BSN-1c

jobert vargas said...

Henderson is great person as she contribute her theory 14 basic of human needs. she is a good theorist because she help patients and Henderson give the needs of the patients in her theory. Henderson is offers to us sense of interaction and empirical knowledge that helps those persons needs. tnx po

jason said...

i learned that the nurse has many substitutions for the patient just have care and have relationships to the patient. if the nurse met and gave the 14 basic needs to the patient then they will accomplish something memorable to each other. but if not the nurse must make a partnership to the patient just to make him healthy.

JASON SALVADOR A. DELLOVA
BSN-IH

Mark Ian said...

Madame Virginia Henderson is a woman that is very elegant. She take hospital as hotel or such as mansion. He use her wealthy in the benifits og others. She care for others needs and satisfaction.

Her 14 components of nursing care is such must be meet by individuals sick and unsick. We must consider this needs to achieve health fitness and comforatable life. Nurse function will be useful in patient, physician and member of a health team. This function must be seen in a nurse to achieve goals of every person involve in it. The four phases is also important in observing a patient health. The needs, function of a nurse and the four phases are useful in nursing one's health as a whole.

thnx ma'am for a great discussion

Mark Ian Jun Catan
BSN I-G

DONARDS KIM A. TAÑEDO said...

a substitute,
a helper,
a partner,
an independent practitioner,
a health care team who works with the spirit of cooperation...

...WhoAahh!!
that's a nurse as always!

henderson's awards and recognitions was not only for her highly-respected theory but,
I think (and I know that you will definitely affirm) it's because she has shared an unwavering contribution throughout the whole nursing community...

because of her, we can proudly bear the identity of our profession... we are recognized as independent practitioners, an indication of being entrusted with the ability and commitment of service and care for others in need...

the 14 Basic Components of Nursing Care is of great significance as it provides a well-structured gudelines of how to meet and deal with the Basic necessities of living...

without Virginia Henderson means having only the suffix "-ing"

no such word like "nursing" would ever exist...

:)


~DonARDzZz~

Leben Beatriz said...

Virginia Henderson formulated the Definition of Nursing and the “14 Components of Nursing Care"" In this theory she define what is the 14 basic needs of a man namely to breath normally, to eat and drink adequately, to eliminate body wastes, to move into desirable postures, to sleep,to select suitable dress, to maintain body temperature,to be clean and wll groomed, to avoid danger, to caommunicate, to worship, to work with accomplishment, to play and lastly to discover new things.
She also stated that we should not only focus on the physical aspect but also to the other aspects of life.

blossom_quinto said...

Virginia Henderson is the true first lady of nursing. She is full of passion for her profession and her intentions of helping others. She didn’t want her time, instead used it in gathering skills and wisdom by attending to different establishment of education. And with this, she has changed the life of many people in need. Her kind heart and helping hands were always ready to give assistance. With her grace and positive outlook in life, she surely touched the lives of many.

Before I am not aware of the 14 basic needs of human being, but when I came to know this theorist I am enlightened. I never thought that these said needs of an individual can affect his health if they are not met or achieved. Virginia Henderson carefully laid out this theory and come up with an effective ways of curing and treating patients. The nurses’ roles revolve around helping the client meet these needs, and assist them in the performance of the required activities. The skills that are gained from studying her theory can be of great help for nurses, especially in functioning as the substitute, helper, or partner of the patient.


BLOSSOM MAE QUINTO
BSN-IG ^^.

arliethbesin said...

i am just curious about her theory, the 14 basic needs..can we consider a person, for example she has insomia,she didn`t have the complete sleep and rest..can we consider her as an unhealthy person..but honestly, Henderson has a very brilliant mind..
And i also like her quotation, it is really knowledgeable..she got the awards that she really deserve to got!
May Ms. Henderson serves as one of our inspirations for us to perform our tasks or obligations as a nursing students..
Thank you po, ma`am Oloresisimo!

prances said...

"A woman with a silky drawl, bright blue eyes, wispy curls and beautiful clothes, an embodiment of a southern gentlewoman. Incarnation of Greek varieties -- the good, the true and the beautiful". These are the words that best describe Virginia Avenel Henderson who is such an elegant woman that has a passion for nursing. A woman that has a heart to help the individual recover from such illness by formulating the "14 Components of Nursing Care".

“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.”These are the words of Virginia Henderson, which exhibits the true definition of nursing.

Henderson formulated the 14 Fundamental Needs of humans which are:
1. Breathe normally

2. Eat and drink adequately

3. Eliminate body wastes

4. Move and maintain desirable postures

5. Sleep and rest

6. Select suitable clothes—dress and undress

7. Maintain body temperature within normal range by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment

8. Keep the body clean and well groomed and protect the integument

9. Avoid dangers in the environment and avoid injuring others

10. Communicate with others in expressing emotions, needs, fears, or opinions

11. Worship according to one’s faith

12. Work in such a way that there is a sense of accomplishment

13. Play or participate in various forms of recreation

14. Learn, discover, or satisfy the curiosity that leads to normal development and health and use the available health facilities.

According to her, when the 14 fundamentals are not met, the patient is not healthy. Accompanied by the nurse, it is the nurses' role to help the patient recover from illness. Here she also stated the functions of a nurse. These are: the nurse-patient relationship that has three levels, as a substitute, as a helper and as a partner; the nurse-physician and; the nurse as a member of the healthcare team.

Henderson's theory was a great help in our nursing field.


Prances C. Estrellado
BSN-IB

cindy mariel saavedra said...

Henderson defines health as the patients ability to perform independently the 14 basic needs.

for her,if u dont have the 14 basic needs you are not healty.

"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
-Virginia Henderson-


she has been called the "first lady of nursing" and the "first truly international nurse".
Numerous awards and honors are given to Virginia Henderson which she really deserves.the Sigma Theta Tau's international nursing library bears her name,what a great honor.

she said that Nurse is a substitute,helper and a partner of a patient..

When she died, a chocolate party was given to her family and friends.She is such a great hostess and an achiever nursing theorist as well.

marianne april said...

Virginia Henderson's 14 Basic Human Needs focus on the 14 human needs that a human being should possess in order to be called a healthy human being. A man cannot be called healthy if he missed just one of the human needs.
In her theory, the nurse-patient relationship was also emphasized.The patient requires assistance to achieve health and independence while the nurse serves as the substitute, helper, and the partner of the patient. A nurse should help the client/ patient to cope and accept his situation or state of being.
Her concepts like the other theories did contribute a lot in nursing profession,and helps in nursing practice...

Marianne April D. Alvasan
BSN-1F

Mary Reicelyn Sacular said...

Virginia Henderson stated that in order to achieve a health, he must meet the 14 basic needs. She introduced the idea that hte mind and the body of a person is inseparable.

In her definition of nursing, she said that nurses function independently from the physician but she must promote the treatment plan prescribed by the doctor.She stated three roles and responsibilities of a nurse, first is the nurse-patient relationship,the nurse-physician relationship and the nurse as a member of the healthcare team.
Her theory focuses on decision making and has the following steps: Assessment Phase, Planning Phase, Implementation Phase and Evaluation Phase.

I`ve learned all of this with the help of you ma`am and through our yellow book and through this blogsite. Thanks ma`am..

Mary Reicelyn Sacular
BSN-IB

christine keir dejelo said...

Virginia Henderson's Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care is so clear to me. It is emphasized in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick. It mens that "prevention is better thah cure." In this theory, a patient is healthy if he meets the 14 basic needs. The nurse has an obligation to help the patient who cannot meet his basic needs. This theory taught us how important the nurses are in our lives especially if we are sick and ill.

Christine Keir C. Dejelo
BSNI-E

mitz charmaine a. marquez said...

good evening ma'am Danela

Virginia Henderson is an excellent achiever because of the numerous honorary degrees she received because of her research and studies.And her theory the 14 Components of Basic Human needs give great impact to the world because her theory is focusing on the basic needs of the people that they should gain and because of her theory the nurses will easily identify the things that their patients need to recover and to have a healthy living.And because of her theory all the people will always remember what things that they should have to attain a healthy living and to survive in their everyday living.And again, because of this theory we can easily identify the problems that affects the bad condition of a person.

Mitz Charmaine A. Marquez
BSN-1F

John Christopher C. Sanchez said...

Virginia Henderson's theory 14 Basic Human Needs is all about the needs of the person to have a good health.Henderson viewed health as a quality of life and is very basic to a person fully.Henderson introduced the concept of the mind and body of a person as a inseparable the person should maintain physiological and emotional balance.The nurse should provide care to both sick and well individual.Henderson postulated the different nursing funtions in relation with the patient,physician and other health team and each type the nurse have different role and responsibilities. The contribution OF her theory in practice the nursing process Assesment phase, Planning phase, Implementation phase and the evaluation phase in solving the patients problem.In education she developed the three phases of curriculum development. In research henderson supported the use of research in improving the practice of nursing. This theory is useful in our nursing profession.

Jheviline Leopando said...

As I said in my comments in her life, the 14 Basic Human Needs is truly outstanding, because it really conceptualized the 14 Basic needs that a person should have. And it really helps a nurse to understand the needs of his patient. And also the Nurse-patient realtionship which are: nurse as a subtitute,helper and partner of the patient. This clearly defines the role of a nurse not only being just a nurse.

LEOPANDO, JHEVILINE D.
BSN-1B

lara valdeavilla said...

Virginia Henderson, known as the First Lady of Nursing and also the First Truly International nurse, gave a vast contribution to nursing profession.

Her definition of nursing states that “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, and to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible”. From this definition alone you will see that nurses doesn’t only concern with the recovering of the patient but also the patient’s independency.

Her 14 Basic Human needs play a big role in our daily lives. This needs help patients to recover easily. And also for us to be healthy, we must attain this needs.

Ma. Lara Amanda R. Valdeavilla
Bsn-1g

Chiara said...

Virginia Henderson and her 14 Basic Needs is very useful on the health condition of people. One is not considered healthy if he/she has not attained the 14 complete components of nursing care. Her theory is very applicable in the society especially to the nurses because it is the obligation of the nurse to guarantee satisfaction in seeking 100% wellness. A nurse could be a substitute for the patient,a helper to the patient and a partner with the patient. The emotional needs are also guided by the nurses. Care must always include people from all walks of life,from the well and sick,and from the newborn to the dying.

Chiara Jaballa
BSN 1-B

arlor said...

Good Morning Mrs. Oloeresisimo.

Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care which was conceptualized by Virginia Henderson tells whether a person is healthy or not. She said that if you possesses these 14 Components of Nursing Care you are considered healthy, but if you miss one, two, or more components taht means you're unhealthy.

Regarding her definition of nursing, she concluded that nurses are the one who is responsible to alleviate the sufferings if a sick person.

Based on her statements, I was so impressed to her. She greatly influenced the nursing field.


Arlor Z. de Chavez
BSNI-A

Krizia U. Pineda said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson

(1897-1996)

“First Lady of Nursing”

“First Truly International Nurse”

“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.”She derived a definition of nursing and identified “14 basic human needs on which nursing care is based.

She derived a definition of nursing and identified “14 basic human needs on which nursing care is based. Her key emphasis, that patients should help towards achieving independence.

It will help us to become a better nurse someday. To understand our patients needs for their easily recovery.

Krizia U. Pineda
BSN1E

Guil Din A. Salvacion said...

all i can say about Virginia Henderson is she's my idol again & again ☺..because she contributed the 14 basic needs that the nurses are always applying to the patient..ahm thats all.


ma'am thaks po uli sa pagsha2re nitong article na toh..it really helps.

gretchen g. villanueva said...

virginia henderson's theory: the 14 components of nursing care can also be applied not just in our nursing profession but also in our everyday living. because we are all humans.these 14 basic needs of human are not just the needs of the patients but also all the human being.

i really get inspire in her definition of what a nurse is. and it is true that the greatest role of the nurse is to give care to others. but in caring the person,the nurse must teach patient to be an independent one in caring herself.


Gretchen G. Villanueva
BSN 1E

genevieve q. casiño said...

Her theory 14 components og nursing care helps a lot in both the nurse and the patient. In nurse it helps to easily assit her patients amnd in the patient it helps in his recovery. Henderson defined nursing as doing things for patients that they would do for themselves if they could. She focused on the patient and in developing a good nurse-patient relatuionship. The nurse shoul help the patient preform the 14 components of nursing care..

genevieve q. casiño
bsn 1e

ryan lee said...

For me henderson is an achiever nurse in her times. She is a theorist who wants a very good ambiance..

Virginia called the "first lady of nursing".. I like her because she gives the needs of the patients..

She is the only one to be called the "first lady of nursing and the firsy truly international nurse..

her theory is also base in the proper ventillation like the nightingale environmental theory..


I very inspired with henderson works. than you again ma'am

ryan lee oabel bsn1e

Alexandra lalaine Ong said...

Good Morning Mam Oloresisimo,

Virginia Henderson has been called the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse". She is an achiever personality.The honors bestowed on Henderson are numerous.She introduced the concept of mind and body of a person as inseparable or cannot be separated.She also gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick.In caring for the sick,it is the responsibility of the nurse to help the patient manage his surroundings to protect him from harm or any mechanical injury.We must be educated about safety and must be aware of different social customs and religious practices to assess dangers.The nurse must be knowledgeable in both biological and social sciences and must have the ability to assess basic human needs.
Hildegard Peplau also explored the world and influenced her Psychodynamic Nursing in Blooming nurses in that time so I got surprised that henderson got the title as the First Truly International Nurse.But I am satisfied of her title because she is deserving for that case.

This theory improves the nursing profession to have a better implementation of caring for their patients because nurses will know the basic needs of their patients. They will be able to solve and sustain the needs of their patients and it will result in a fast recovery.
As a nursing student, this theory helps me to understand the common needs of my 'soon to be' patients and in the future I will have the capacity and enough knowledge to resolve them.

Thank you Mam .,

Alexandra Lalaine Ong
BSN-1F

pauline krizia said...

the 14 components of nursing care is very helpful to nurses for them to perform their task and to fulfill their patint's needs. it serves as a guide in evaluating the condition of an individual.

sherishcalvelo said...

gud day mam..

virginia henderson's 14 basic human needs is really helpful,in nursing.she introduced the concept of the mind and body of a person as inseparable.she gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than the care of the sick.Not only we take care of our patient but also help them to become independent.she offer a sense of interaction to our patient and help them to become an independent one.her theory is really helpful in giving the best care we should give to our patients.


mam dani thank you for another info you've share.
Godbless!Have a nice dayc:

hanna baladad said...

.. According to Virginia Henderson"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."

She's a woman with many achievements,she is the First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse".She gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick.

The nurse must have knowledge in both biological and social sciences and must have the ability to assess basic human needs.When the patient or a person meets the 14 basuc needs he/she is considered healthy.We should give priority or importance to this Basic Needs.

syril said...

The theory of Virginia Henderson was great.It was very simple because it simply stated that if you do not meet the 14 basic needs,you are not healthy.
Henderson is an achiever.The honored that given to her are numerous.she introduced the concept of mind and body as inseparable.
The nurse must be knowledgeable to make her patient meets the basic needs.

SYRIL VALDERRAMA BSN-1A

rhobieanndivino said...

gud noon mam...
iwas amazed by henderson for having so many honorary awards... she is an achiever....
according to her every parts of the body must be in a good condition to function well.. because if one a part of your body is injured you cant say that you are healthy..and every parts of our body must function as a group...

Rhobie ann divino
BSN-ID

chard said...

A person is healthy if he or she meet the 14 basic components of nursing care according to Virginia Henderson...

A person like her can be one of the most unforgettable theorist in the whole nursing community.

cherry kaye said...

according to Virginia Henderson a healthy person must have te 14 components of nursing care..
..her theory has a big help for the nurses to know how to care properly for their patient..
in this theory, it tells us what care are we going to give for the patient..a big contributions to the nurses and patients..

tnx Virginia Henderson for very amazing theory..

CHERRY KAYE S. ARELA
BSM 1-D

Jimary D. Sulibit said...

I can also relate the assumption of Henderson in the song “Because you loved me” because it also stated that the role of the nurse is to be the eyes of the client when they couldn’t see, to be the voice when they couldn’t speak, and to be the strength when they are weak. Henderson considers as the “First Truly International Nurse” because of the entire theorist, she is the one who traveled the world to teach and share. I’m so glad that she already visited our country. I admired her because she also received a lot of honorary awards. Because of her 14 Basic Human Needs, the nurse intervention can function easier and more organized. It serves as a guide in every phase that will be encountered. She also postulated the nurse functions in relation with the patient, physician and other member of the health team which also helps a lot for achieving the proper relationship that should be done. Also her support in developing nurses as a baccalaureate level and being an advocate in the use of library for research purpose is a great influence in research and education. Her death is a remarkable one to me because she made it an enjoyable one after partaking chocolate and ice cream party. It only shows that she really accepted death.

Jimary D. Sulibit
BSN-1c

Ruffa_Bonaobra said...

Virginia Henderson has been called the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse". She is an achiever personality.The honors bestowed on Henderson are numerous.She introduced the concept of mind and body of a person as inseparable or cannot be separated.She also gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick.In caring for the sick,it is the responsibility of the nurse to help the patient manage his surroundings to protect him from harm or any mechanical injury.We must be educated about safety and must be aware of different social customs and religious practices to assess dangers.The nurse must be knowledgeable in both biological and social sciences and must have the ability to assess basic human needs.

Her achievements and contributions in the nursing field excels in all phases of our profession. It helps us to do our task in relation to the other health care team.

Her contribution in the nursing profession like the "14 basic human needs" helps us to be a healthy human being. It helps us to care about ourselves and to be an independent caretaker of our own life. With the guide of her 14 components of nursing care, we can manage our life better.

Virginia Henderson' life will be my inspiration to achieve my goals in life. ",

thank you Ma"am.....
Ruffa Bonaobra
BSN-1F

rommel p. eballa said...

Virginia Henderson
14 Components 0f Nursing Care

the nurse play an important role in giving care to the patient according to her nurse is the love of life for the suicidal, leg for the amputee, the eyes of teh newly blind.........

VIRGINIA called FIRST LADY OF NURSING and FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE

SHE STATED THAT THERE ARE 3 LEVELS OF nURSE pATIENT rELATIONSHIP

1 the nurse as a subtitute for the patient
2 the nurse as a helper to the patient
3 the nurse as a partner with the patient

SHE devoted to her profession or worked. Her theorist gives impact to the nursing profession
in her theory the role of the is not only give care to the patient but also to become independent. the nurse and the patient worked together whose interest are the same , having the client to achieve good health
i am very proud of her because she is an achiever

ROMMEL EBALLA
BSN 1-F

cyruz bautista said...

Virginia Henderson was also a great theorist that put a big emphasis on the role of a nurse and the development of this profession.

I relly much like her definition of nursing,it is true that in every aspects of health nurses are always there for them to cope to their incapabilities.

She also focus on the proper manner of a nurse that should always be show to their patient.This theory will also help a lot when we become a professional nurse.

Cyruz C. Bautista
BSN-1F

jasmin suarez said...

With Virginia Henderson's theory, nurses are then able to identify the basic needs of the patients, a nurse should be able to accomplish and give what is truly needed by patients. She identified different roles of the health care team that is very much useful.

Stating that the mind and body of the patient is inseparable, it made the health care team be conscious not only to the patient's physical health, but also in other aspects. Also for the health care team to work interdependently.

She also made a great contribution in our profession, and helped for the better wellness of a person.

joriel said...

Henderson Definition of Nursing and the 14 Components of Nursing Care focuses on the patient and the nurse. In her theory we clearly understand of how the nurse functions in relation with the following:
1.The Nurse-Patient Relationship
-the nurse as a substitute for the patient.
-the nurse as a helper to the patient.
-the nurse as a partner with the patient.
2.The Nurse-Physician Relationship
3.The Nurse as a Member of the Health Care Team

Aside on that,her theory states the 14 basic needs of human. For her if a person or human being doesn't complete the 14 basic needs,the person is not healthy because for her a healthy person is complete in 14 basic needs. And her 14 Basic Needs is similar to the Hierarchy of needs,(food,cloth, and shelter).Through on her 14 Basic Needs it helps a person to become healthy and avoid diseases and illnesses from our environment.

Joriel Ocan
BSN-!F

ROBERT KHENN E. REYES said...

for virginia henderson's 14 basic need, i can say that it is very helpful in the nursing profession because when you follow this basic needs you are following a great nurse. nursing is giving care to a person and other people and if you cannot follow this basic needs you can see yourself fail.

ROBERT KHENN REYES
BSN I-G

emmalyn acomular said...

definition of nursing and the "14 components of nursing care"

nurse serves as a representative of the patient when it comes to his health conditions...you are healthy person when you have the 14components of nursing care..this concept is really needed to nursing career to have a healthy personality..

emmalyn acomular
bsn-1d

Christine Joy said...

The 14 Fundamental Human Needs, it is the 14 needs of every individual and it is very evident that when you meet this activities/human needs you are considered as a health person. It is true, because it proves that when you can do this activities, you are independent and you do not need any help from other people.
The job of the nurse in this aspect, is when the patient doesn't have the capability to do this 14 basic needs. The 14 basic needs will help the nurse identify in which aspect the patient is lacking.

-Have a good day!!!

Christine Joy I. Pasno
BSN I-C

sheenearenb.capili said...

This theory of Henderson introduces the 14 basic needs of human. It is considered broad in scope because it could be applied in every setting such in a way that it covers all areas of nursing practice. This states that the 14 basic needs must be achieved completely by an individual in order to achieve also the quality of life. This is very basic for a person to function fully. This theory also teaches, especially student nurses to establish a good relationship to his patient and to the health care team specifically to the physician.:) According to Henderson, a nurse functions independently from the physician but must promote the plan of care developed by the health care team.:)

kay ann margaret said...

The Definition of Nursing and the "14 Components of Nursing Care" is very important and useful in nursing. Virginia Henderson defined nursing as assisting individuals to gain independence in relation to the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery. She categorized nursing activities into 14 components, based on human needs. She described the nurse's role as substitutive (doing for the person), supplementary (helping the person), or complementary (working with the person), with the goal of helping the person become as independent as possible.
And it help the nurse and the patients. Her 14 components of basic nursing care augment the definition to provide an overall guide to the practice of nursing.

Thanks and God Bless ma'am....


Kay Ann Margaret L. Capucion
BSN 1-D

Matthew said...

14 Components of Nursing Care

According to Virginia Henderson,
the nurse serves as the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece fot those to weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.

In this definition of Henderson on the job of a nurse, it comes to our mind that we, as future nurses, have very important role to a patients condition. We have responsibilties to patients who needs our help, support, and care for their life.

As Future nurses, let us help the weak, the disabled and as much as possible, all of those who need our help, our care, and our support.

Ma'am, thank you for your knowledge, it serves as an inspiration to us to be a nurse someday.

Thanks Ma'am!! God Bless!

Matthew M. dela Cruz
BSN-1F

Mara Vannessa S. Silvino said...

Virgina Henderson as we so called the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse" was perfect for her because of her contributions within the field of nursing. With her personality of being achiever she actually prove it and also the theory that she has been done helps a lot. The 14 Basic human needs considered as one of the healthy way to be or to prevent sickness.

With the phases that she introduced to the field of nursing many people have been developed or educated and applied within this category.She prioritize what the patients need. She differentiated the meta paradigm of nursing very well ,also the education ,research and practices were so good that we may also able to applied it within our Profession.

jaypee sidon said...

After i red the definition of the "14 components of nursing care i realize that its very good for you if you appied the 14 components of nursing care in your patient because it helps your patient to be well more faster,


And it is very important to nursing practice. This components really meke a significant influence also in nursing practice because in assisting the patient we must know first their condition before giving any tablets to be drink. It is the doctor did first in talking with the patient , the doctor ask what they feel and their complications that must the doctor to be obseve.



Thats all :)


Jaypee T Sidon
BSN1-F

Mara Vannessa S. Silvino said...

Virgina Henderson as we so called the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse" was perfect for her because of her contributions within the field of nursing. With her personality of being achiever she actually prove it and also the theory that she has been done helps a lot. The 14 Basic human needs considered as one of the healthy way to be or to prevent sickness.

With the phases that she introduced to the field of nursing many people have been developed or educated and applied within this category.She prioritize what the patients need. She differentiated the meta paradigm of nursing very well ,also the education ,research and practices were so good that we may also able to applied it within our Profession.

Mara Vannessa S. Silvino
BSN-IG

zarah jane a. gaanan said...

Virginia Henderson has been called the "First Lady of Nursing" and the "First Truly International Nurse". She inspires me.

Henderson's 14 Basic Human Needs help us a lot, if you have complete this to yourself, you are consider as healthy, but if not, you are not consider as unhealthy.

Zaah Jane A. Gaanan
BSN-1A

ferilyn oracion said...

Henderson's theory made an impact on us because she somewhat broke the usual connotation of nursing that it deals with a relationship between a nurse and the sick. She mentioned that nursing deals with the care of the sick and WELL... With this theory, she gave attention to almost all the aspects of care especially on health promotion rather than disease prevention.

cherryrosenavarretto said...

Virginia Henderson conceptualized the 14 Fundamental needs of a human. This contribution can be practice in all areas and every individual can use this practice as well because it could be generally applied.In addition, it contributes to maintain the healthy mode of living of a human being.

Navarretto,Cherry Rose S.
BSN 1-C

karren cabriga said...

"The 14 Components of Basic Nursing Care," which is formulated by Virginia Henderson, had a great impact in the field of nursing profession.

This theory is very important and very helpful in nursing practice. Wherein, the patients can be able to meet and know their needs.

The 14 Components of Basic Nursing Care defines that if the person could not be able to complete his needs such as breathing normally, eating and drinking adequately, sleeping and resting, eliminating body wastes, etc., the person is not healthy.

Until now, her theory has been applied in prvoding care for the patients.

Thank you ma'am
and god bless

Karren Krista Cabriga
BSN IF

honie jhoie flores said...

This theory of Virginia Henderson is very applicable to everyone because I agree that, in order to be healthy you might have those 14 basic human needs. For the individual to achieve health he must be able to meet his needs for support system that’s why I’m working hard for it, to reach and to be call a healthy person.


Honie Jhoie C Flores.
BSN ID

Shella Mae said...

good afternoon ma'am oloresisimo

Virgina Henderson has been called the "first lady of nursing" and the "first Truly International nurse" and she is very inspiring to all.

"the nurse is temporarily the conciousness of the unconscious,the love of life the suicidal, the legof the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mounthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on..by virgina henderson

thank you ma'am oloresisimo godbless

jonnah_bsn 1-G said...

Virginia Henderson’s conceptualization of 14 Fundamental needs of human is one of the remarkable worked that must be met to achieve good health. It really helps people in achieving or in promoting good health of an individual. The nurse function in relation with the patients, physician and other member of health team is to give or fulfill their respective duty and responsibilities. So, that the nurses must act as the substitute to the patients family if ever, because it is her responsibility to help, care, and also as their partner especially in the time of their sickness.

harlene oabel said...

Virginia Avenel Henderson didn’t just emphasize the food and drink as our basic needs. She enumerated 14 Basic needs of humans which became a remainder for everyone of us to be healthy enough as we live in this world…
She also emphasizes for a person to be independent….
She gives the nurse’s specific responsibilities and roles, to the patient, physician and to the health team…

Her idea influenced a lot in the nursing world.....Thanks to Virginia Avenel Henderson....

rudessaromana said...

She conceptualized the 14 Fundamental Needs of human because of this I can say that I am a healthy lady because according to her if you don't have these 14 basic needs you are not healthy enough.

Henderson called as "FIRST LADY OF NURSING"& the "FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL NURSE".She is an achiever and industrious. Because she was the first full-time nurse instructor. And I admire her because at the age 98 she died(march 1996).It is very seldom to be alive in that age now.

"THE NURSE IS TEMPORARILY THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS, THE LOVE OF LIFE FOR THE SUICIDAL, THE LEG OF THE AMPUTEE, THE EYES OF THE NEWLY BLIND, A MEANS OF LOCOMOTION FOR THE INFANT, KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE FOR THE MOTHER, THE MOUTHPIECE FOR THESE TOO WEAK OR WITHDRAWN TO SPEAK AND SO ON."

Henderson have a curly hair and she is a blue-eyed, very fashionable.

lara valdeavilla said...

Virginia Henderson, known as the First Lady of Nursing and also the First Truly International nurse, gave a vast contribution to nursing profession.

Her definition of nursing states that “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, and to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible”. From this definition alone you will see that nurses doesn’t only concern with the recovering of the patient but also to the patient’s independency.

Her 14 Basic Human needs play a big role in our daily lives. This needs help patients to recover easily. And also for us to be healthy, we must attain these needs.

Ma. Lara Amanda R. Valdeavilla
bsn-1g

fredericksalonga said...

“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.”


The wonderful quote come from the mouth of one of the most respectable and honorable figure in nursing practice. I considered her as one of the most magnificent theory ever live.
She cited the nursing 14 basic human needs which really help us in curing our own self in the use of this component and theory.

the importance of this theory can be applied in many phases of people in the world. In sickness and in wellness.

Virginia, a most dedicated and self-caring person.

"a caring queen of the century"



FREDERICK V. SALONGA OF bSN 1h

.karen.gajitos. said...

With this,I learned some facts in her life story,her published works,her achievements and awards in life,,most of all..the definition of her theory,its application in practice,education,and research,it is very understandable because it is already summarized,and only important facts can be read.

-Karen Rochelle A. Gajitos
BSN I-B

Liezel said...

"14 Basic Human Needs."

Her works is definitely amazing. She emphasized the relatinship between the nurse and the patient and also the relationship of the nurse and the physician. Her explanations about her theory is very clear and understandable. She elaborate the 14 basic needs of human which is needed to become healthy. She also emphasized that a patient must be able to achieved his needs. Through her theory a person can consider and can identify if he/she meet the needs.
I'm very interested about the three levels compromising the nurse-patient relationship because it explains how a nurse become a bis part to the life of his patient..


Liezel D. Gallardo
BSN-1B

jude carla said...

The 14 Basic Needs of Henderson is one of the greatest contribution on nursing profession.It is a giude for better implementation of the nursing care.

Jude Karla B. Tanyag
BSN-IH

berna flores said...

i can simply says that virginia hendorson plays a good role for us as a nursing students.she's not only a honorary awardee but as well as a she is a good theorist.henderson promoted her theory which is the 14 basic human needs.
according to her you are not healthy if you don't have this needs.
her theory is not an abstract type because in my own way i can easily understand it.
her three curriculum help me and my co-nursing students to develop our learnings.
now i know when to become healthy and how.just think of henderson and you will know how.

berna lyca a. flores
bsn1a

Paul Arvin Laureles said...

The 14 Components of Nursing Care is the theory which aids the patient for caring for the patient in all aspects and state of well-being. This can be applied in all cases and considered general and broad in scope.
By using this theory, we can easily understand and give assessments, implementations, evaluations, resolutions, also, we can develop goals on how we can improve the health of our patient.
Truly, Virginia Henderson gave us many an easy way to evaluate and set goals of the patient.
Thank You!

LAURELES, Paul Arvin C.
BSN 1-H

princess_fajardo said...

...hi ma'am dannie...gud evening..

"The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious,the love of life for the suicidal,the leg of the amputee,the eyes of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother,the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on."
-Virginia Henderson-



The theory of virginia henderson which is the "14 basic human needs" is very useful in the nursing profession...
in this article,it provides the information that the nurses must know in performing their duties and responsibilities in the patients..



thank you Virginia henderson for your theory...=)


Maria Princess A. FAjardo
BSN-IB

john edward paderes said...
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john edward paderes said...

Henderson gave two significant worked that change the quality of care in nursing profession.....

First is the 14 components of nursing care which is very applicable in hospital settings. Nurses use this 14 components of Nursing Care in assessing their patients effectively.
Nurses use this as a basis in giving care to their ill patients. You can also say and distinguish if a person is healthy or not

Second is her elegant definition of nursing which is very true and accepted and became the signature of nursing profession.

In my own assessment, Virginia Henderson's works are the most useful and the most easily to understand theory....


JOHN EDWARD E. PADERES
BSN I-B

raphael saludares said...

Good evening mam!
based on what I've read, Virginia Henderson is also known as First Lady of Nursing and First Truly International Nurse. She conceptualized the 14 Basic Human Needs which the patients need.

RAPHAEL SALUDARES
BSN-IB

Jim said...

Hi ma'am

Virginia Henderson was very inspiring because she contribute the 14 Basic human needs 1)breathe normally 2)eat and drink adequately 3)eliminate body waste 4)move and maintain desirable postures 5)sleep and rest 6)select suitable clothes -dress and undress 7)maintain body temperature within normal range by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment 8)keep the body clean and well groomed and protect the integument 9)avoid dangers in the environment and avoid injuring others 10)communicate with others in expressing emotions,needs,fears, or opinions 11)worship according to one's faith
12)work in such that there is a sense of accomplishment 13)play or participate in various form of reaction 14)learn, discover or satisfy the curiosity that leads to normal development and health and use the available health facilities....if you miss anything you cannot consider as healthy person

Jim V. Peñaflorida
BSN-ID

kiella karisse p. cada said...

Virginia Henderson categorized nursing activities into 14 components, based on human needs. Her elegant definition of nursing, with its emphasis on complementing the patient's capabilities, provides a clear direction for what nursing should be--a wonderful counter force to the confusion that surrounds a health care system increasingly preoccupied with bottom line rather than
enduring values. Her works are really useful in the nursing profession.

Nicole Grace Guevarra said...

Every human being is necessary to have the 14 components of nursing care because it is our one way to become healthy that we should maintain. Without this components we cannot consider healthy. We are not complete to go with our lives.

wilmadagsindal said...

"the first Lady of Nursing" and the First truly international nurse"that's Virginia Henderson!
Her numerous awards and the school to were she came from captures my attention!

Her utilization of the 14 basic human needs serve as a guide on to attain a good health and proper4 caring of the sick.

Her vigorous contribution in the field of nursing is well known and previously used in nursing practice all around the world.

ma'am...Thank you

racelisleovelyn said...

Virginia Henderson, she was called as the "first Lady of Nursing" conceptualized the 14 Basic Human Needs. She view the patient and its family as one or a single unit, because for the ill person they must have the emotional support,which can help his/her to be cured fast, or gained rapid independence.
and for the nurse they have the spacial role to treat the sick and the well person,

leovelyn racelis
BSN IB

cunanan c.a. said...

good evening...!

Henderson's theory "the 14 components of nursing care" is one of the greatest theory ever, if we talk about the nursing theory. this theory contribute a very significant knowledge to every nursing educators and nursing student like me...

"The Lady in Pearls" proven that she was not only glamorous in her daily living,but she is a role model and she had a helpind hands to every individuals...

thanks for this very significant article...

Cunanan,Christian Art
BSN-1G

paulkevinaguas said...

Virginias Henderson's "14 Components of Nursing Care" makes use of the patient on how he/she care of her body. In this theory I learned on how to take care of my and to others. The importance of this theory is that we learn on how to do the basic care for the patient.


Godbless ma'am Daniela


Paul Kevin D. Aguas
BSN 1B

larvene trillana said...

the discussion of the 14 human basic needs are so detailed, that it shows Virginia Henderson's ideas of a unique nursing care.

through the assumption of such ideas a nurse or a nursing student, such as myself would find
the healthcare of an individual much more easier to achieve than those healthcare done without theoretical basis.

tina mariz marco said...

...Virginia Avenel Herderson regarded as the "First Lady of Nursing" and "First Truly International Nurse"has a wide contributions in the field of Nursing.
An elegant,famous Nursing theorist who contributed the 14 basic human needs.which until now we are using, she also emphasized the need to view the patient and his family as a single unit, for the patient to achieve health, he must be able to meet his need to support system which in many cases provided by the familly.

..she also asserted that nurse must function independently from the physician.
"If Nightingale was to the ninetieth,Herderson was to the twentieth".
I admired her because of her works and honors,she held honorary degrees from 13 universities..
WOW!!! Imagine !3 universities, I hope be like her someday... :)

Thank you Ms. Danela
:)
Tina Mariz O. Marco
BSN 1-D

Cherisse said...

Her definition of nursing speaks for the thought that we must love our life. A nurse can assist Blind, amputee and the likes. her definition means one must promote health. she's a great nurse.
Thank you ma'am for adding this article in this blogsite!


Enriquez, Cherisse R.
BSN1B

aireen calimutan said...

..because of studying in different countries about nursing, Virginia Henderson was called as the First truly international nurse.. her contribution in nursing helps a lot nowadays. her 14 basic components of nursing care helps a nurse to simply give the patient a simple care by using her theory. this theory helps in our daily living. and also the patient must meet his needs by using this components to achieve health..

aireen calimutan
bsn 1-b

may aster said...

Virginia Henderson's Definition of Nursing helps in the promotion of the treatment of the ill person.Even though you are a member of the healthcare team,as a nurse,we must know how to act independently but make sure that you are still working in the plan prescribed by the leader or the physician.

in order for the patient to recover faster,14 basic human needs must be met and this is achieved with the help of the nurse,that's why there are three levels compromising the nurse-patient relationsip:the nurse as a substitute for the patient,as a helper to the patient and as partner to the patient.

applying this components of nursing care in our daily living will help us to be healthy.=)

beverly_hill said...

Henderson's -The 14 Components of Nursing Care is very useful until now. It promotes proper treatment to an individuals body. This theory also respect the individuals religion and privacy. Her theory is a basic action that needs to be met everyday.

It is wide in scope and can be applied to everyone,both healthy and unhealthy.
Her theory is very applicable and is effective for one's developments.
Once again thanks.
c:c:c:

-Beverly C. Hill
-BSN-1F

mhaylen lovedorial said...

Henderson's theory....
greaty seen applied to nursing practice that really improves the nursing care nowadays. It guides the nurse and the nursing students as well..to cope the adjustments to your patient, helps us realize that during the time that a patient is sick he needs a nurse and the nurse will help the patient to get well by providing and helping the patient obtain the 14 basic human needs which serve as the basis of the wellness of the patient. The nurse can play different roles as long as it can hepl the patient to recover.

Crisanta_salvatierra said...

At first, Virginia Henderson's "14 Components of Basic Nursing care" cannot be considered as a theory. It lacks some criteria of being a theory. this is the reason why Peplau's theory was known first than her theory though Henderson was older. But because of her perseverance, it also became a theory. In this theory, it tackles the 14 basic needs of human. She got her idea from Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. As a nurse, we should provide these needs for our patients to attain health and independence. She believed that promotion of health is more important than curing the sick. this theory also opened doors for the development of new theorist. This theory was widely used in the nursing practice for the nursing process such as Assessment phase, planning phase, implementation phase & evaluation phase. Her theory is such a great help in the nursing profession.

alvin vera said...

I like the definition of Nursing of Virginia Henderson and I'm planning that,if I will become a nurse,I'll follow the concepts of the 14 Components of Nursing Care because it can really help me in knowing the needs of my patient and it will be the basis of the care to be rendered.
The theory is a great help in Nursing profession.

maryjane jarapa said...

Her theory "14 Basic Nursing Care" had a great contribution to nursing profession and we can apply it in all settings. In her theory it discusses the 14 basic human needs. As a nurse, we have to know what the patient is lacking and we should know how to provide their needs. And she believed that promotion of health is the most important.

Maryjane A. Jarapa
BSN-IF

moniqueoracion said...

hmm.. Virginia Henderson had no intention to formulate a theory, but i'm thankful that her works was marked as a theory. She defined nursing as “The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on.”
(a great definition)

Her 14 Components of Basic Nursing Care contributed a lot in nursing profession. It really helps us how to care for a patient. She also give the nurse's function for us to know our specific role. Her theory tells us how important the 14 Basic Needs for us to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
She believed that promotion of health is more important than curing the sick. Her contribution to practice became very useful in the nursing profession, especially the phases, namely: assesment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Her theory was really awesome.

-monique g. oracion
-bsn 1f

Timothy John said...

A Pleasant Morning Mrs Oleresisimo,

I think that this article made me realize the the 14 Basice Needs of Henderson is really important when it comes to Nursing Care because the 14 Basic Needs of Human Being is really related to our daily life like for example when were breathing, eating, drinking and many more.It also showed me as a aspiring nurse someday that the nurse is not only as a helper of the sick because i thought before that the nurse are only a helpers of the sick because my knowledge about nursing is very little but now that i realize that there are soo many more to find out about them like for instance they can be also as a substitute for the patient and also as the partner too and most especially I thought also that there is only a 1 kind of relationship between a nurse, the one we called nurse-patient relationship, but also there also a nurse-physician relationship and nurse as a member of the health team.But now I can really show my classmates that I'm not that stupid, that I can really be a competent nurse someday.

And I thank you Mam for your Generosity for uploading this article for not just me but everyone who is interested in nursing, because I really learn more about it now.

Timothy John S. Vargas
BSN - 1B

Danna Rizza C. Suza said...

The 14 basic human needs which is conceptualized by Virginia Henderson is very useful in nursing because it provides a huge knowledge on how the nurses can give appropriate nursing care and it can be a foundation to have a succesful nursing profession someday.

Carla Bianchi I. Pineda said...

Virginia Henderson
"14 Components of Basic Nursing Care"

her theory contributed a lot of information in the nursing profession.



Her theory can give the nurse's function for us to know our specific role.It can also helps us how to care for a client.


Her theory tells us how important the 14 Basic Needs for us to achieve a healthy lifestyle.


CArla bianchi I. Pineda
bsn1F

Eastern Devany said...

Her theory of 14 basic needs of human thought me to avoid being 1 of the patients, by identifying which plans are meet or unmeet and find ways on how they can fully met its patients needs. This theory is not only acquired to the patient, it also help for each individual to determine whether they are physically, socially, intellectually and spiritually healthy.
BSN IC ,Eastern Devany S. Saludes

eunice d morales said...

14 components of nursing care..

She is an achiever personality.The honors bestowed on Henderson are numerous.She introduced the concept of mind and body of a person as inseparable or cannot be separated.She also gave emphasis in prioritizing health promotion as more important than care of the sick..


For her, if you had the 14 Basic Human Needs, you are healthy but if not, it only means that you are not healthy. It is simple and understandable..

eunice morales
bsn 1-b

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