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Theoretical Model Analysis: Lydia Hall Theory (Name) (School) 1 March 2013 Abstract This paper serves to address what the Lydia Hall Theory is, how the theory has evolved, and what the theory is at present. It will serve to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the Lydia Hall model, and how this can be applied to induce therapeutic hypothermia in the post cardiac arrest patient.
Lydia Eloise Hall was born in New York City on September 21, 1906 (Currentnursing.com, 2012); she received her basic nursing education in 1927, her Bachelors in Public Health Nursing in 1937, and her Masters in teaching Natural Sciences in 1942 (Banda, Amadasun, Angoma & Howe, 2009). Lydia Hall established and directed the Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx from 1963 to 1969 (ANA, 2013). It was at the Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the late 1960’s that Hall developed her theory, known as Care, Core, and Cure. “She postulated that individuals could be conceptualized in three separate domains: the body (care), the illness (cure), and the person (core)” (Nurses.info, 2010). These separate domains, or aspects of the person as a patient were envisioned as overlapping circles, and that each circle influenced the others. Hall stated that “Everyone in the health professions either neglects or takes into consideration any or all of these, but each profession, to be a profession, must have an exclusive area of expertness with which it practices, creates new practices, new theories, and introduces newcomers to its practice” (Parker, p. 117). ...