Published: November 2009
Foreword by Sister Callista Roy
Clear, user-friendly explanations of what nursing models are and concepts such as paradigms
Detailed examination of the seven most common models, their theoretical application and their use in practice and research
Models are accompanied by case studies and theoretical situations to illustrate learning provides a comprehensive and user-friendly explanation of the
major nursing models that influence nursing practices today. It focuses on in-depth applications of nursing models to many areas of nursing practice and
shows how models can influence the way nurses think and act and how the patients, their families and communities can be enhanced as a result.
The book selects key nursing models and provides a detailed description and critique of each in sufficient detail and clarity for both beginners and
advanced readers. It explores in-depth the theoretical application to practice of nursing models, provides clinical case studies as well as literature
reviews of use of the models in practice and in research.
This book also provides a teaching instrument that is greatly needed in nursing education in both academic and clinical settings. Readers will obtain a
more comprehensive view of theory-based practice by comparing how each model approaches given clinical situations in settings from the hospital to the home
About the authors
John Cutcliffe is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ulster (UK), and the University of Malta; most recently he held the David G.
Braithwaite Endowed Professorial Chair of Nursing at the University of Texas (Tyler), USA.
Hugh McKenna is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at the University of Ulster and he holds several adjunct appointments and a
number of distinguished international fellowships and awards.
Kristiina Hyrk's is Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA. She is also an Adjunct
Professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine, College of Nursing and Health Professions.
List of contents
Foreword Callista Roy
Foreword Alison Tierney
Chapter 1 - What are nursing models and why do we need them?
Chapter 2 - Paradigms and metaparadigms
Chapter 3 - The history of nursing models
Chapter 4 - Hildegard Paplau's Interpersonal Relations Model
Chapter 5 - Imogene King's Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment
Chapter 6 - Calista Roy's Adaptation Model
Chapter 7 - Betty Neuman's Systems Model
Chapter 8 - Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Model
Chapter 9 - The Roper-Logan-Tierney Model
Chapter 10 - The Tidal Model of mental health recovery and reclamation
Chapter 11 - Critiquing nursing models in the era of evidence-informed practice