Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer

Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer

Identify the tenets and application of a nursing theory. Discuss the impact of the identified nursing theory on evidence-based practice.

Your presentation should include the following:

  • Identify the nurse theory selected.
  • Provide an overview of the concepts of the nursing theory.
  • Analyze the application of the selected nursing theory for evidence-based practice.
  • Provide recommendations for application of selected nursing theory

Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer Submission Instructions:

  • Presentation is original work and logically organized in current APA style. Incorporate a minimum of 4 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.
  • Power point presentation with 8 -10 slides, excluding the tile slide and the reference slide.
  • The presentation is clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling.
  • Speaker notes expanded upon and clarified content on the slides.


Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer Team Presentation

  • The Nursing theory and Theoretician Marion Conti-O’Hare psychiatric and mental health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer based on personal experience and expertise (Conti-O’Hare, 2002).

  • Nursing has a cause-and-effect relationship with wounds Background of the Theory
  • Curing is relief from illness while healing is becoming whole again
  • Curing has roots in cura meaning relief (Conti-O’Hare, 2002).
  • Healing has roots in hal meaning to make whole
  • Wounds propel nurses to practice, healing increases effectiveness

Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer: Concepts of the Theory

  • Transcendence is the precursor to Healing
  • Transcending involves rising above the pain and hurt as a snake sheds its skin (Conti-O’Hare, 2002)
  • Healing augments effectiveness as a nurse (Ratrout & Hamdan-Mansour, 2017).
  • Failure to heal Affects the Quality of life for nurses Concepts of the Theory Cont’d
  • Inability to heal effectively leads to lateral wounding and ineffective nursing
  • A perpetually wounded nurse will hurt other nurses and create a toxic working environment (Whittle, 2020).
  • A healed nurse will empathize and be more effective in treating patients (Ward, 2017).

Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer References

  • Conti-O’Hare, M. (2002). The nurse as wounded healer: From trauma to transcendence. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Ratrout, H. F., & Hamdan-Mansour, A. M. (2017). Factors associated with secondary traumatic stress among emergency nurses: An integrative review. Open Journal of Nursing, 7(11), 1209-1226.
  • Ward, B. D. (2017). Nurse Resilience: Implications on Critical Care Nurse Shortage and Proposed Intervention. Doctor of Nursing Practice, Grand Canyon University
  • Whittle, S. N. (2020). Reducing the Second Victim Phenomenon: Promoting Healing with Caritas Coaching. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects. 196.