The Roy Adaptation Model: are nursing diagnoses amenable to independent nurse functions?


Marion Logan Assistant Professor University of Ottawa School of Nursing 451 Smyth Road Ottawa Ontario K1H 8M5 Canada


In this article, current knowledge of nursing diagnosis is compared to the assumptions of the Roy Adaptation Model for Nursing More specifically the relationship between the aetiology component of diagnostic statements and stimuli is explored Examples of nursing diagnoses from the literature are also presented to analyse the relationship between aetiologies and independent nurse functions