Neuman, Betty

Neuman, Betty

(nū′măn)
Nursing educator, born 1924, who developed Neuman's systems model, a conceptual model of nursing.

Neuman's systems model

A conceptual model of nursing developed by Betty Neuman in which individuals and groups are considered client systems made up of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables that respond to stress The goal of nursing is to facilitate optimal wellness through retention, attainment, or maintenance of client system stability. These three goals are referred to respectively, as primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention interventions.