Historical Theorists In Nursing
8 pages in length. One's view of nursing as a discipline and approach to nursing practice is influenced by a particular theoretical/conceptual model. While all nursing models have elements in common, each model proposes a slightly different
manner by which to view the essential nursing concepts and various approaches to nursing. Understanding the evolution of a model and how the essential concepts of the model were developed is prerequisite to identifying the inherent
differences between models. Ultimately, one chooses a nursing model based upon and compatible with one's own beliefs, values and nursing practice. The writer discusses the theories of Virginia Henderson, Hildgard Peplau, Dorothea Orem, Sr. Callister Roy, Martha E. Rogers and Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 9 sources.