This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
Nursing theories are tested and systematic ways to implement nursing practice. Select a nursing theory and its conceptual model. Prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint in which you describe the nursing theory and its conceptual model and demonstrate its application in nursing practice. Include the following:
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Introduction: Nursing theories play an important role in shaping the nursing practice by guiding and providing a systematic approach to nursing care. In this assignment, we will discuss how one nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts and supports nursing practice.
Q: Explain how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts.
A: The nursing theory we have selected is the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM). It was developed by Sister Callista Roy in 1970 and focuses on the individual’s adaptation to the environment. The four metaparadigm concepts in nursing are person, environment, health, and nursing. Roy’s model views the person as a holistic being involved in ongoing environmental and internal changes. The environment includes internal, external, and contextual factors. Health is a state of being that results from adaptation processes, and nursing is a humanistic and scientific profession that identifies and promotes adaptation processes. RAM incorporates these concepts by addressing the individual’s response to environmental changes, their adaptive behaviors, and nursing interventions that enhance adaptation.
Q: Provide three evidence-based examples that demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Provide support and rationale for each.
1. The application of RAM in an acute care setting shows that patients who receive interventions focused on enhancing adaptation have a faster recovery rate (Shirazi et al., 2019). The rationale for this is that RAM views the patient as a holistic being that is constantly adapting to the environment. By providing interventions that promote adaptation, the patient’s physiological and psychological responses to the illness or injury can be improved, leading to faster recovery.
2. In a study by Lee and coworkers (2019), the use of RAM in a community nursing practice resulted in better management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. The rationale for this is that RAM views health as a result of adaptation processes. Interventions focused on enhancing adaptation may lead to better management of chronic illnesses and improved quality of life.
3. The application of RAM has been found to be effective in reducing anxiety levels in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (Kim & Park, 2018). The rationale for this is that RAM views the environment as a complex set of internal, external, and contextual factors. By addressing the patient’s response to the environment and promoting adaptive behaviors, interventions can be provided to reduce anxiety levels in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
In conclusion, RAM is a nursing theory that incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts and supports nursing practice by addressing the individual’s response to the environment, their adaptive behaviors, and nursing interventions that enhance adaptation. Evidence-based examples show that the application of RAM in different nursing settings can lead to improved patient outcomes.
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