<JournalTitle>Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research</JournalTitle>
<ArticleTitle>Nursing students’ immediate responses to distressed clients based on Orlando’s theory</ArticleTitle>
<Affiliation>PhD in Nursing, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.. Samereh_abdoli@nm.mui.ac.ir</Affiliation>
<LastName>Sadat Safavi</LastName>
<Abstract>BACKGROUND: Nowadays, problem solving skills, clinical decision making ability and&nbsp; making a proper&nbsp; relationship to clients are essential necessities for nursing graduates, however there are few studies which investigated nursing student&rsquo; responses to clients with problematic situations based on nursing theories addressing interactions. The purpose of this study was analyzing the nursing students&rsquo; immediate responses to distressed clients&rsquo; behaviors focusing on collaborative Orlando&rsquo;s theory.METHODS: This exploratory study was assessed 60 nursing students&rsquo; responses to a simulated client&rsquo;s questionnaire based on Orlando&rsquo;s theory in 2008. All of the students were enrolling in bachelor degree of nursing. The data were analyzed by dimensional content analysis to specify the key categories according to concepts of Orlando&rsquo;s theory.RESULTS: According to Orlando&rsquo;s theory, students&rsquo; immediate responses to physical and mental problems of distressed clients were classified into 6 main categories: physical caring, uncertainty, assuring, recommending, asking information and explaining. The most frequent responses to clients&rsquo; behaviors were physical caring, assuring and recommending and most of the students were unable to respond to mental problems.CONCLUSIONS: Nursing students responded to clients&rsquo; needs automatically and they didn&rsquo;t consider to patients&rsquo; authority in decision making. Medical diagnosis, physical caring and assuring were their main concerns and they were confused in responding to mental problems. Orlando&rsquo;s theory emphasizes on nurse-client interactions and consider to nurses&rsquo; perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. It views to clients as a participant in caring, so teaching this theory can enhance students&rsquo; communication skills and improve quality of nursing care.KEY WORDS: Immediate responses, nursing students, Orlando&rsquo;s theory, distressed clients.</Abstract>


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