The Roy adaptation model: A theoretical framework for nurses providing care to individuals with anorexia nervosa
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Using a nursing theoretical framework to understand, elucidate, and propose nursing research is fundamental to knowledge development. This article presents the Roy Adaptation Model as a theoretical framework to better understand individuals with anorexia nervosa during acute treatment, and the role of nursing assessments and interventions in the promotion of weight restoration. Nursing assessments and interventions situated within the Roy Adaptation Model take into consideration how weight restoration does not occur in isolation but rather reflects an adaptive process within external and internal environments, and has the potential for more holistic care.
Advances in Nursing Science
Jennings, Karen M.. "The Roy adaptation model: A theoretical framework for nurses providing care to individuals with anorexia nervosa." Advances in Nursing Science 40, 4 (2017): 370-383. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000175.