conceptual models of nursing

conceptual models of nursing

(kŏn-sĕp′chū-ăl)
Sets of abstract and general concepts and propositions that each provide a distinctive frame of reference for viewing human beings, the environment, health, and nursing goals am actions; used to guide nursing practice, research, education, and administration.
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Whall (Eds.), Conceptual models of nursing analysis and application (2nd ed., pp.
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Advanced practice nursing and conceptual models of nursing. Nursing Science Quarterly, 17(2):135-138.
Conceptual models of nursing enable nurses to gather a detailed data base that, in turn, identifies actual or potential health care problems.
The theoretical or conceptual models of nursing, for example, are among those forms that are abstract, communicate and articulate a mental image of a reality of a certain order, of its components and of the existing relationship among them.
Cessario (17) developed a board game to motivate students to learn content related to the conceptual models of nursing. The sample consisted of undergraduate and graduate students from one school of nursing who were enrolled in a nursing conceptual model course.
This has been accomplished, however, only through decades of debate about the nature of nursing, conceptual models of nursing, theories in nursing, the types of nursing research that our theories dictate, and the true focus of nursing research, education, and practice.
I urge all of us to use Martha Alligood's work as a template to determine the compatibility of other qualitative and quantitative methodologies with the Science of Unitary Human Beings and with other conceptual models of nursing. Only when we do so will we be able to demonstrate to ourselves and the rest of the scholarly world that we have gone beyond borrowing methods, just as at least some of us have ceased to borrow conceptual models and theories.

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