Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations Theory. Candace Creese Wilmington University. Hildegard E. Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations in Nursing. Theory was published in 1953 Framework for psychodynamic nursing Theory was influenced by Harry Stack Sullivan’s theory of interpersonal relations.
Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations Theory
Theory was published in 1953
Framework for psychodynamic nursing
Theory was influenced by Harry Stack Sullivan’s theory of interpersonal relations.
Middle range, descriptive, classification theory
(the theory allowed client’s needs to be assessed. Application of the theory helped provide comprehensive care to the client)
Outcome shows that the scope of a patient’s needs requires a competent nurse to assume the changing roles in the four phases of the theory, expressing the importance of involving the patient in establishing goals and reviewing the goals frequently.
--Exploitation-the nurse works to have the patient explore what help is needed to meet goals, incorporating other disciplines to problem solve (oncologists, therapists, alternative medicine, etc.).Patient test the limits of the nurses availability, and the nurse encourages patient to evaluate ways to meet their final goals.
--Resolution-when in-patient treatment is complete, the nurse has to evaluate feelings and remove themselves from the bond that is made, allowing the patient and family to move on and regain balance in their own lives.