Annotated Bibliography on Nursing Theory/Practice Model (The Mcgill Model of Nursing)

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Annotated Bibliography on Nursing Theory/Practice Model (The Mcgill Model of Nursing) Abstract This paper considers the McGill model of nursing, in particular in two annotated texts, one concerned with how it is worked out in one nurse’s community practice, and the second with how it is being used in a school of nursing.


One model of nursing was that nurses would take on some task previously the domain of the medical profession. Another view was that health was strongly linked to such things as a person’s life style and health habits. This model, promoted by Dr Moyra Allen, ( Gottleib and Rowat 1987) sees nurses as active promoters of good health. It was a model that originated in a community situation, and so is rather different from other models such as ‘A model for nursing based on a model of living’ as put forward in the United Kingdom by Roper, Logan and Tierney (1995) which, although including some information from community districts and a psychiatric hospital, as well as a maternity unit, reads very much as if it were only general hospital based. The McGill model is one in which the nurse is not acting as a substitute for a doctor, as sometimes happens with modern day nurse practitioners , but is one where she plays a complementary role to other health workers in a variety of situations. This model can be generalized across all settings. It is concerned with coping with situations, but also making adaptions and developing new ways of dealing with things together with the individuals, the families, and the wider communities involved. ...
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