Case Analysis: The Roy Adaptation Model

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Case Analysis Case Analysis Introduction Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, and alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response. It is a cherished and noble occupation. There are many nursing theories that exist and all must be put to the test to determine their usefulness in nursing practice. My professional experience, as this paper will highlight, was one such test. My nursing studies and understanding the Roy Adaptation Model allowed me to serve in the proper capacity in my role during a very challenging episode with a patient following the loss of a newborn and tremendous grief. What I appreciate most about the Roy Adaptation Model is that it offers a solid problem solving approach for assessment, identifying the capacities and needs of the human adaptive system, selecting and implementing approaches for nursing care, and evaluating the outcome of care provided. In short, it serves as a framework to help patients in a very holistic way physically, emotionally and even spiritually for balanced health. Professional Experience Jane, 42, was admitted to the medical surgical unit after delivering a 38-week stillborn infant 4 hours before I arrived at the hospital for my shift. Jane, who was morbidly obese and with advanced maternal age, tried for many years to become pregnant, however, suffered through seven miscarriages. This pregnancy was her first neonate
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