The framework for nursing research and practice is the nursing conceptual model. The model provides nurses with an understanding of the relationship between various nursing concepts as well as how these can be used to improve patient care. Three specific examples of how a nursing concept model can be applied to nursing practice are:
- Enhancing patient-centered nursing: The Roy Adaptation Model (RAM), a nursing conceptual model, could help improve nursing practice. It emphasizes the importance of patient-centered holistic care. RAM is a holistic model that focuses more on the whole patient than individual conditions or symptoms. By using this model, nurses can better understand how different factors such as the patient’s environment, social support, and personal beliefs impact their health and well-being. Nurses can use this information to provide personalized care that addresses the patient’s unique needs and preferences.
- Empowering evidence-based practices: The nursing conceptual model can help facilitate evidence-based practise by giving a framework to evaluate research findings and incorporate them into your clinical practice. For example, the Orem Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory emphasizes the importance of patients’ ability to perform self-care activities in promoting their health and well-being. This model allows nurses and doctors to assess research results related to self care interventions, then decide which treatments are best for their patients.
- Enhancing interdisciplinarity: The Neuman Systems Model, a nursing conceptual model that emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary cooperation in improving patient health and wellbeing. This model emphasizes the interconnectedness of different systems within the patient’s environment, including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual factors. By using this model, nurses can work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to develop holistic care plans that address all aspects of the patient’s health and well-being.
Nursing conceptual models give nurses a way to understand the connections between nursing concepts, and then how these can be used in patient care. This model allows nurses to enhance patient-centered care and facilitate evidence-based practice. It also helps improve interprofessional collaboration.