Roper, Logan & Tierney

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NM1704: Applying a model of nursing roper, logan and tierney model This essay explores the preoperative care provided to one patient in a London hospital during one shift. This care was influenced by the holistic perspective to health. Arsing from the Greek for ‘whole’ this acknowledges physiological, psychological and social factors impacting the patient’s condition. (McFerran & Martin, 2008) It seeks to offer treatment inclusive of these factors rather than treating physical symptoms of a diagnosed disease in isolation. This essay will examine this within a Model of Nursing used in my clinical placement area - the Roper, Logan and Tierney model. The identities of both hospital and patient have been altered to maintain…show more content…
(Sully & Dallas, 2005, p. 204) It demands effective communication skills and is built upon the work of Carl Rogers (1957) deploying empathy, unconditional positive regard and openness/genuineness. (Brooker & Nicol, 2003, p. 45) Though there are several Models in use I chose to examine the Roper, Logan and Tierney Model since it is widely used across the UK, within my clinical area and is popular through its use of simple language (Brooker 2003). I have used the Model when admitting patients, and believe it to be an efficient model to use. Roper, Logan and Tierney model of nursing The Model was developed in the UK, initially as an educational tool. (citeHolland) It builds upon Anthony Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1954) which orders human needs from basic to complex. (citeaggelton). In this theory unless basic physiological and safety needs are met (such as food, water and shelter) people are unable to express themselves intellectually, artistically and creatively. The Model shares similarities with Virginia Henderson’s work from the 1960s. Henderson developed a notion of 14 universal human needs, and defined nursing as assisting the patient in meeting these needs (POTTER 2008). For Roper et al people are understood best in terms of the activities they carry out and the interactions between these and the environment. (aggelton). The Model is patient focused, with the patient and their health needs being
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