The Roy Adaptation Model 3rd Edition __LINK__
Developed by Roy in 1976, the Adaptation Model of Nursing asks three central questions: Who is the focus of nursing care? What is the target of nursing care? and When is nursing care indicated? This model looks at the patient from a holistic perspective.
The Roy Adaptation Model 3rd Edition
IntroductionBeing provided with the opportunity to listen to a legendary scholar, such as Sister Callista Roy was one of the most stimulating events in my career as a nursing student at Holy Family University. The process of students undergoing nursing school is so that they may acquire knowledge and clinical skills through different levels of adaptation. With that in mind, the Roy Adaptation Model may be used as a guide for student nurses throughout their progression from student to healthcare professional. Using the Roy Adaption Model as a guideline, I will reflect on my own personal challenges of being a nursing student, future nurse, and my eventual goal as future nurse leader.BackgroundSister Callista Roy developed the Roy Adaptation Model during her graduate studies at the University of California. The model was published in 1970 and is one of the most famous and useful conceptual frameworks in the nursing practice (Alligood & Tomey, 2010). In the model, adaptation is defined as the process and outcome resulted from interaction between each individual and their environment. Therefore adaptation is a life coping process, which includes innate and acquired coping mechanisms. Innate coping processes are genetically determined while acquired coping processes are developed by each individual (Alligood & Tomey, 2010). Specifically to nursing, four metaparadigm concepts are mentioned in the model. The first one is person, who is described as an adaptive system, the main focus and receiver of nursing care. Next is environment, which is all the surrounding aspect that influences the development and behavior of persons. The third one is health that reflects the state of being and process of adaptation. The last one is nursing,...... middle of paper ....... Becoming a competent, caring and professional nurse leader is not an easy endeavor but I believe it to be the most rewarding career path.ReferenceSuliman, W., & Tadros, A. (2011). Nursing students coping with English as a foreign language medium of instruction. Nurse Education Today, 31(4), 402-407. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.07.014Duchscher, J. (2009). Transition shock: the initial stage of role adaptation for newly graduated Registered Nurses. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 65(5), 1103-1113. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04898.xAligood, M. R. and Tomey, A. M. (2010). Nursing Theorists and Their Work (7th edition). Mosby.Roy, C. (October 2013). Nursing Knowledge: A Transforming Energy. The Third Annual Alumni Nursing Reunion and Distinguished Lecture Program. Lecture conducted from Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA.