Virginia Henderson’s Theory





1. Individual

Individuals have basic needs that are components of health. Mind and are inseparable and interrelated.

Nurse must assist the women to achieve independence.

Women’s needs are components of their health which require nursing assistance.

Women come to visit health care facilities for contraception because they need to be healthy.

The researcher will show the women the importance of using contraceptive methods,

2. Environment

Environment includes the settings in which an individual learns unique pattern for living.

They are all external conditions and influences that affect life and development.

Nurses provide conditions under which the women can perform the 14 activities unaided.

The researcher will help women who meet health problem related to the nonuse of contraception to recover health, to gain independence as rapidly as possible which will regulate their reproduction.

3. Health

The health is defined based on individual’s ability to function independently as outlined in the 14 components.

Nurses need to stress promotion of health and prevention and cure of effects related to the nonuse of contraception.

4. Nursing

Nurses temporarily assist an individual who lacks the necessary strength, will and knowledge to satisfy 1or more of 14 basic needs.

Nurse role is to get inside the patient’s skin and supplement strength will or knowledge according to his needs.