An Exploration of a Needs Orientated

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An Exploration of a Needs Orientated Approach to Care Planning The aim of this assignment is to explore a needs orientated approach to care, and use a model of nursing – Roper, Logan and Tierney (RLT) model – to formulate a care plan. The RLT model of nursing is based on 12 activities of daily living and it provides a framework for nurses to plan and deliver appropriate nursing care. By using the activities of daily living when gathering information about a patient a nurse can begin a problem solving approach to care planning, however, as suggested by Barrett et al (2009), the nursing model not only provides questions to ask during the assessment of a patient, but they offer beliefs and values and…show more content…
RLT’s model of nursing promotes the position a patient is within the dependence - independence continuum RLT (2000) which is closely interlinked with the 12 activities of daily living. A person’s position of the life span is relative not only to current circumstance but also to the dependence – independence continuum, a newborn baby is dependent on others to live, but as it grows older the child grows less dependent thus ,moving along the continuum for the 12 activities of daily living. Alexander et al (2006) states that no single measure reflects the capacity for independent function in the activities of living, since it can be argued that few, if any, people are truly self-sufficient, and RLT (1983) agrees with this by suggesting that if a person is born with the potential for complete independence circumstances, such as environment could delay or prevent it. However it is necessary to acknowledge that people biologically move along the stages of the continuum dependent upon their age according to Barrett et al (2009). In appendix 1 Mabel Dunn’s assessment, 11 out of the 12 activities of daily living have been completed. I have not been able to gain previous information regarding Mabel’s personal cleansing and dressing. This information is important as individuals have different cleansing requirements, some patients will consent to having a wash
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