nursing models

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nursing models pl. n. abstract frameworks, linking facts and phenomena, that assist nurses to plan nursing care, investigate problems related to clinical practice, and study the outcomes of nursing actions and interventions. Most of the nursing models in current usage are of North American origin but some have gained acceptance in the UK and are used in conjunction with the nursing process. See Casey's model, Henderson's model, King's model, Neuman's model, Orem's model, Peplau's model, Roper, Logan, and Tierney model, Roy's model.