The Roper-LoganTierney nursing model and its' implementation in practice

This article discusses the fundamental role of nursing theories in clarifying the professional identity of nursing and in defining nurses’ thoughts and actions as to solve problems that relate to the nursing profession. The majority of nursing theories emanating from the USA maintain a high level of abstractness, are complex and are directed towards the health system of the USA rendering their implementation in European clinical reality difficult. Furthermore, the biomedical model, which aims at objective diagnosis and curing, does not best serve the aims of individualised and holistic care of the nursing profession. The Roper-Logan-Tierney theoretical model avoids the complexity of other nursing theories, it is an explicitly articulated model, it is congruent with the aims of nursing and it has a clearly developed framework for implementation in daily clinical reality. The current article discusses the basic tenets of the Roper-Logan-Tierney model, which is the 12 activities of living. Also, the article attempts to highlight the practice application potentials of the model by providing a series of possible questions that practitioners can utilize as to successfully apply the model in daily practice. Finally, a series of relevant forms are provided that practitioners can use as to facilitate the application of the model in practice.

Category: Volume 47, N 1
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Created Date: 15-03-2008
Authors: Stefanos Mantzoukas. Lambrini Zoi