Perspective Rhythm Model
- Life Perspective Rhythm Model is a nursing model
developedSeptember 18, 2013lized her model from Martha Rogers'
Theory of Unitary Human beings.
- Born in 1944
- BSN - Georgetown University
- MS in psychiatric-mental health nursing - Ohio State
- PhD in nursing - New York University and an MBA from Case
Western Reserve University.
- Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing - 1981
- Presently, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances
Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University,
- "The process of human development is characterized by
rhythms that occur within the context of continuous
- Nursing activity focuses on enhancing the developmental
process toward health.
- A central concern of nursing science and the nursing
profession is the meaning attributed to life as the basic
understanding of human existence.
- The identification and labeling of concepts allows for
recognition and communication with others, and the rules for
combining those concepts permits thoughts to be shared through
Rhythm Model includes four content concepts and they are:
- wellness-illness and
- Person includes both self and others.
- Person is seen as an open system , a unified whole
characterized by a basic human rhythm.
- The model recognizes individuals as having unique biological,
psychological, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual
- Health is a dynamic state of being that results from the
interaction of person and the environment.
- 'a human dimension under continuous development, a heightened
awareness of the meaningfullness of life.
- Optimum health is the actualization of both innate and
obtained human potential gathered from rewarding relationships
with others, goal directed behavior, and expert personal care.
- Professional nursing is rooted in the promotion of wellness
- "A developing discipline whose central concern is the meaning
attached to life (health)
- Primary purpose of nursing is the promotion and maintenance of
an optimal level of wellness.
- It refers to the transitions through basic metaparadigm
concepts of person, environment, health and nursing.
- Life Perspective Rhythm Model is a complex nursing model which
contribute to nursing knowledge by providing taxonomy for
identifying and labeling nursing concepts to allow for their
universal recognition and communication with others.
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick faculty page http://fpb.case.edu/Faculty/fitzpatrick.shtm
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