Theory Critiquing Essay
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
One draw of the field of nursing is the ability for nurses to individualize their care plans for their patients. In order to ensure that unique patients are able to get healthy, they need nursing care plans as unique as they are. This means assessment and evaluation of each patient before and during care. Nancy Roper's desire to become a nurse started in childhood, and as a result of her experiences and education, she, along with two of her colleagues, developed the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing to assess patients' level of independence and provide the best individualized care for them.
COMPONENTS/CONCEPTS OF THE MODEL
Living is a complex process which …show more content…
2. Communication- Roper st al (1996) Human beings are essentially social beings and a major part of living involvescommunicating with other people in one way or another. Communicating not only involves the use of verbal language as in talking and writing, but also the non-verbal transmission of information by facial expression and body gesture.
3. Breathing- is an activity that is essentialfor life itself and all other activities are therefore dependent on us being able to breathe. Breathing ensures that oxygen is taken into the body and carbon dioxide is removed. This process helps maintain the body's homeostasis.
4. Eating and drinking-It is essential to maintain the body's homeostasis, and we need to eat the right food and drink the right fluids that ensure