The Roy Adaptation Model

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Callista Roy, Heather A. Andrews
Appleton & Lange, 1999 - Medical - 574 pages
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A thoroughly revised and updated text, 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, the second edition of THE ROY ADAPTATION MODEL focuses on the essentials of nursing practice and theory while integrating the conceptual framework of the Model into contemporary practice.

FEATURES: Standardized, NANDA nursing diagnoses used consistentlyRelates developments in the Roy Model to recent changes in health care deliveryIncludes new case studies in all adaptive mode chaptersHighlights methods of incorporating nursing theory into patient careApplies the Roy Model to both groups and individuals.

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PARTI Introduction to the Roy Adaptation Model

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About the author (1999)

Sister Callista L. Roy (PhD, RN, FAAN), is a Professor and Nurse Theorist at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, where she teaches doctoral, master's, and undergraduate students. Dr. Roy is best known for her work on the Roy adaptation model of nursing. Her current clinical research is an intervention study to involve families in cognitive recovery of patients with mild head injury. Her other scholarly work includes conceptualizing and measuring coping and developing the philosophical basis for the adaptation model and for the epistemology of nursing. Roy has numerous publications, including books and journal artices, on nursing theory and other professional topics. Her works have been translated into many languages all over the world. With her colleagues at the Roy Adaptation Association, she has critiqued and synthesized the first 230 research projects published in English based on her adaptation model. Dr. Roy has also delivered invited papers, lectures, and workshops throughout North America and 30 other countries over the past 30 years on topics related to nursing theory, research, curriculum, clinical practice, and professional trends for the future. She began her education at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles, and has master's degrees in pediatric nursing and sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she also earned her PhD. She holds honorary doctorates from four other institutions. Her postdoctoral studies in neuroscience nursing were at the University of California at San Francisco.

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