Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing

A Model for Promote and Strengthen Individual/ Family Health: McGill Nursing Model


Arş. Gör. İstanbul Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Ebelik Bölümü


Yard. Doç. Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2014; 22: 172-179
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With advances in science, the nursing profession has become mandatory to create their own unique the content of scientifi c knowledge. In this context, the nursing leaderships emphasized the importance of development models and theories to contribute the profession. Theories originally used as a guide to create the conceptual framework of nursing education, later these theories infl uenced nursing practice. The concept of individual and family strengths as a central concept of the McGill Model of Nursing is one of these models. The McGill Model of Nursing was developed under the guidance of Dr. Moyra Allen and Mona Kravitz in McGill Nursing Faculty in the 1970s and implemented in various practice settings in Canada. When fi rst created, previously named as the “Situation-responsive Nursing”, “Allens’ Nursing Model”, “Complemental Nursing, “Developmental Model of Health & Nursing”. The McGill Model of Nursing’s main objective is improve, strengthen and maintain of individual’s and family’s health. In this model, the importance of nursing roles in improving, supporting and completing individual and family capacity to present conditions, diseases, disabilities and other illnesses to tackle the challenges which may arise and adopt in the “natural healing process” were emphasized. The purpose of this review to explain the conceptual framework of the McGill Model of Nursing and the use of the model to guide nursing practice in our country.

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