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Hildegard E. Peplau – Psychiatric Nurse of the Century

She became the first published nursing theorist since Florence Nightingale. Since the publication of Peplau’s work, interpersonal process has been universally integrated into nursing education and nursing practices biigraphy the United States and abroad.

Nevertheless, she described her nurses training as very interesting and enjoyable. Her book, Interpersonal Relations in Nursingwas completed in The result may be experiential learning, improved coping strategies and personal growth for both parties. After a job as a summer camp nurse for New York University, she began working at Bennington College in Vermont as a school nurse. Applications to nursing research 2nd Ed. Interpersonal theory in nursing practice: Caring for the vulnerable: The essence of Peplau’s theory was creation of a shared experience between nurse and client, as opposed to the client passively hildegrd treatment and the nurse passively acting out doctor’s orders.


As a primary contributor to mental health law reform, she led the way towards humane treatment of patients with behavior and personality disorders. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Peplau Research Fund through the American Nurses Foundation.

Peplau was a member of the faculty of the College of Nursing at Rutgers University from to Peplau was devoted to nursing education at full length of her career. The client begins to identify problems to be worked on within relationship. This phase is usually progressed through during a highly impressionable phase in the nurse-client relationship, because the orientation phase occurs shortly after admission to a hospital, when the client is becoming accustomed to a new environment and new people.

DUring the s and s, she conducted summer workshops for nurses throughout the United States, mostly in state psychiatric hospitals. Peplau — Psychiatric Nurse of the Century.

On the other hand, the patient is expected to open up to the nurse during care and treatment. She was a prolific writer and was equally well known for her presentations, speeches, and clinical training workshops. The termination phase of the nurse client relationship occurs after the current goals for the client have been met.

Though illiterate, her father was persevering while her mother was a perfectionist and oppressive. In her interpersonal relationship theory, Dr.


Inshe joined the faculty at the College of Nursing at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, and was there until her retirement in Stranger role, Resource role, Teaching role, Counseling role, Surrogate role, Active leadership and Technical expert role.

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Hildegard Peplau – Wikipedia

Peplau’s seminal book, Interpersonal Relations in Nursingwas completed in As its proponent, she seeks to define the nurse-patient relationship. The nursing model identifies four sequential phases in the interpersonal relationship: Nursing Theorists and their Work 4th ed.

Selected Works of Hildegard E.

Century approaches, further progress will be reported and recorded in Cyberspace — The Internet being one conduit for biograpuy. In that era, there were only about four accepted paths that a girl would take after graduating high school.

She was president of the American Nurses Association ANA from to and after her retirement from Rutgers inacted as visiting professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium in and