Henderson Theory and the Basic Needs of a Patient Betsabe, good discussion of Henderson’s theory and the basic needs of a patient.
Henderson theory demonstrates the role of the nurse and the functions of the role. We are accused at times of being too task oriented
. How does Henderson’s theory while looking at the functions does look at the nurse?
The Henderson theory of nursing was developed by Virginia Henderson. She did not believe that she was setting out a theory, and preferred it to be thought of as a definition. Whether it is considered a definition or a theory, it has had a wide influence on the concept and practice of nursing. Virginia Henderson was born on November 30, 1897, in Kansas City, Missouri.