Roper, Logan, and Tierney model

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Roper, Logan, and Tierney model (roh-per loh-găn teer-ni) n. a model for nursing that emphasizes the importance of the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living. Individuals are seen as being engaged in various activities of living throughout their lifespan; during their lives they will fluctuate between total independence and total dependence, according to age, circumstance, and health status. Nursing should provide assistance with these activities when needed. See also nursing models. [ N. Roper, W. Logan, and A. Tierney (20th century), British nurse theorists]