Nursing Theories or Models

Discovery of answers to nursing questions should be guided by nursing theories or models. In this assignment, each student will select a nursing theory/model and create a single slide to "sell" the theory to the others. The tone of the presentation should be informational yet fun. 

Required elements:

1. Background information on the theorist.
2. Basic information on the theory, terms, and concepts addressed in the theory.
3. Suggestions for types of research questions that could utilize the theory OR examples of research that have utilized the theory.
4. A reference, in APA formatting, for an original work authored by this theorist.
5. Each student should reply to two peers with how the theory connects to their group’s PICO(T) question topic.

 post must have a minimum of 250 words

Grand Theories

Orem’s Self Care Model

Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings

Roy’s Adaptation Model

Neuman’s Systems Model

Popular Theories and Models

Watson’s Theory of Transpersonal Caring

Focus on caring to promote healing, dignity and respect

Clinical Caritas Processes, come from Latin and means to cherish, appreciate and give special attention (Links to an external site.) 

Kolcaba: Comfort Theory and Practice

Enhancing comfort, through a holistic approach

Physical, psychospiritual, sociocultural, and environmental

Extensive resources on the website (Links to an external site.)

Popular Theories and Models (continued)

AACN Synergy Model

Framework for all of the American Association of Critical Care Nursing Examinations

“Synergy results when the needs and characteristics of a patient, clinical unit or system are matched with a nurse's competencies.” ( AACN, 2011)