Neuman Systems Model Nursing Analysis

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To be a nurse in today’s world, a nurse must take into consideration the person as a whole. An effective nurse is able to identify the client as that of a one of a system that makes them who they are. A client is not an illness, they are the internal and external factors that define each person. Nursing is taking into consideration that each client has specific interactions within themselves and the world that makes them who they are. If a nurse is to provide whole body care, a systematic approach should be used. The Neuman Systems Model developed by Betty Neuman is an example of how a new nurse can be an effective part of the interdisciplinary team/approach to nursing. According to Neuman (1989, p. 11) “The Neuman Systems Model is an open …show more content…
Neuman believed that person should be seen as a whole regardless of their health. Nursing is a system of “. . . wellness—illness and organization—disorganization states” (Neuman, 1989, p. 11). Because it has a wide variety approach to the client as a whole, this model of nursing allows a nurse to use this model for an individual, a group, a community or a social issue (Neuman, 1989). This theory takes into consideration the four metaparadigm concepts of nursing: person, environment, health and nursing. These major concepts are defined to provide structure and discipline to nursing. They are further identified throughout the Neuman …show more content…
External forces are not only interactions with other people, but the environment a person may be exposed to. This can include culture, location, economics, social, and technology. This is a major concept because a client can affect their health by changing their environmental factors. Masters identifies the environmental factors affected by Neuman as the internal environment, the external environment, and the created environment (2012). According to Neuman (1989), the environment can have a positive or negative influence at any given

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