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Collaborative Learning Community: Grand Nursing Theorist Assignment
Roy’s Adaptation Model
Alita Campbell, Helen Chacko, Dana Eckert, Sherry Phillips, Lisa Waite
Grand Canyon University – NUR 502
January 21, 2015

Collaborative Learning Community: Grand Nursing Theorist Assignment
Roy’s Adaptation Model Nursing has developed into a profession, in which many theories have been developed and presented in order to lend guidance for purposeful and meaningful practice. In general, nursing theories are based on four concepts that collectively make up the nursing metaparadigm: person, environment, health, and nursing. These four concepts represent a commonality in the nursing profession (Tourville & Ingalls, 2003). This paper will
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Evaluation of these behaviors provides insight on the progress made toward the established goal and the effectiveness of the environmental modification, or nurse intervention.
The use of RAM provides a comprehensive approach to the nursing process from the perspective of adaptation. As changes or stimuli occur in internal and external environments, a person’s ability to adapt can decrease effective coping mechanisms. Using RAM, nurses can improve and promote adaptation thereby improving coping mechanisms and restoring balance.
Benefits of Roy’s Adaptation Model and Patient Care
According to McEwen and Wills (2014), RAM has been used extensively and as a method to help guide practice and to organize nursing education. Shosha & Kalaldeh (2012) indicate that RAM is one of the most “useful conceptual frameworks that guides nursing practice, directs research and influences education” (p. 26). Many organizations and institutions, both nationally and internationally, have adopted RAM and have incorporated the model into their curriculum. RAM has also inspired the development of other middle range nursing theories. It should also be noted that RAM is used in almost every country, Europe, Asia and South America (McEwen & Wills, 2014). What makes the application of RAM very beneficial is the simple fact that it is testable and practical. According to the Boston Based Adaptation Research in Nursing Society (BBARNS), 163 studies have been conducted, since the 1970’s,

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