Orem’s Self-Care Theory Discussion55 unread replies.66 replies.One of the benefits of Orem’s Self-Care Nursing Theory, is that it can be useful in many patient situations in various clinical settings. Self-Care deficit describes how patients are helped through holistic nursing care to become independent at the highest level possible. Orem describes the 5 methods of helping as: 1) Acting for and doing for others, 2) guiding and directing, 3) providing physical or psychological support, 4) providing an environment promoting personal development in relation to future demands, and 5) teaching others. Choose 1 of the 5 methods listed above and provide a summary of what it means to you. Describe how you would use this method as an APRN when caring for your patients.