The Current Model Of The Patient And Identify Interventions That Can Ensure Our Survival

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Living is a complex process which we undertake using a number of activities that ensure our survival. The current model seeks to define 'what living means, and categorizes these discoveries into Activities of Daily Living (ADL). According to Roper, in a given circumstance, people are able to perform daily activities of living independently but when disease or hindrances occur, the nurse can use these activities of living to be able to assess the patient and identify interventions that can support independence in areas that may prove difficult or impossible for the individual on their own. The model assesses the individual 's relative independence and potential for independence in ADLs,(considering their lifespan, development, and the…show more content…
Roper and the other authors of the model believed that as the environment affects us, human being also affects the environment giving us the responsibility of taking good care of it for our own sake.
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 the correct balance. Eating and drinking are dependent on being able to afford to buy food and drink.
5. Elimination- eliminating is a private activity. It also helps in maintaining the body 's homeostasis making sure
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