The Roy Adaptation Model

The Roy Adaptation Model

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A thoroughly revised and updated book, this definitive new edition reflects the latest advances in the popular Roy Adaptation Model, one of the most widely implemented nursing theories. Compact and consistent, this book focuses on the essentials of nursing practice and theory while integrating the conceptual framework of the Model into contemporary practice. Standardized nursing NANDA diagnoses are used consistently throughout the book. New case studies are included in all adaptive mode chapters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130384976
  • 9780130384973
  • 1,777,236

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This long-awaited new edition presents the latest advances in the Roy Adaptation Model, one of the most widely accepted nursing theories, in the words of the theorist herself, Sister Callista Roy.


Maintains the essential concepts of the model while explaining new developments; Places new developments in the context of contemporary issues of health care delivery Expands and clarifies the theoretical basis of each adaptive model Provides separate chapters for each adaptive mode at the group level Expands applications to practice, using case studies, for each step of the nursing process

New to this Edition

This edition incorporates significant changes in both content and organization.

Adaptive mode chapters are reorganized. Compensatory process and compromised process chapters include new content. Material on adaptive processes of groups is presented in a separate section. The nursing process within each chapter is based on the theoretical content of each adaptive mode. Further explanation of Roy's philosophical and scientific assumptions for the 21st century and the addition of cultural assumptions are new to this edition.
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Table of contents

Table of ContentsCopyright, iv Preface, v Acknowledgments, viii Contributors, ix Reviewers, xii Part One. Introduction to the Roy Adaptation Model, 1 Chapter 1. Nursing as a Knowledge-Based Profession, 2 Chapter 2. Elements of the Roy Adaptation Model, 25 Chapter 3. The Nursing Process According to the Roy Adaptation Model, 55 Chapter 4. Overview of Adaptive Modes, 87 Part Two. The Adaptive Modes for the Individual, 109 Chapter 5. Oxygenation, 110 Chapter 6. Nutrition, 128 Chapter 7. Elimination, 146 Chapter 8. Activity and Rest, 165 Chapter 9. Protection, 198 Chapter 10. Senses, 222 Chapter 11. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, 254 Chapter 12. Neurologic Function, 269 Chapter 13. Endocrine Function, 302 Chapter 14. Self-Concept Mode of the Person, 321 Chapter 15. Role Function Mode of the Person, 358 Chapter 16. Interdependence Mode of the Person, 384 Part Three. Adaptive Modes of Relating Persons, 409 Chapter 17. Physical Mode of Relating People, 411 Chapter 18. Group Identity Mode of Relating Persons, 432 Chapter 19. Role Function Mode of Relating Persons, 457 Chapter 20. Interdependence Mode of Relating Persons, 484 Part Four. Applications of the Roy Adaptation Model, 505 Chapter 21. Applications of the Roy Adaptation Model, 507 Index, 535
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