Linking nursing theory to nursing practice using the Chapelhow Framework: A case study

Karen Quayle Jackson


During observation of and involvement in ongoing care of a patient at risk of developing pressure ulcers and malnutrition, I was able to relate Chapelhow nursing theory to practice using two elements of its framework, assessment and risk management. I researched the efficacy of the tools used during assessment, the quantitative Waterlow Score tool and qualitative nursing clinical judgement tool. I also had the opportunity to assist in implementing and updating care plans tailored for the patient’s specific needs, which were used as part of risk management of the patient’s current condition, and to prevent further deterioration and improve life expectancy.


chapelhow, dementia, nutrition, pressure wounds, clinical judgement

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