Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model


The development of successful nursing practice objectives requires an effective understanding of existing theories and how they are integrated into current systems. These theories represent opportunities to develop and expand nursing practice in different ways to accomplish the desired efforts to improve patient care and wellbeing. It is important to recognize the work of these theorists and their contributions to nursing practice in order to facilitate successful outcomes for patients. One theorist that has had a tremendous impact on nursing practice is Sister Callista Roy, who developed a framework known as the Roy Adaptation Model in order to provide patients with a well-rounded approach to patient care and treatment through spiritual means that oversee system development (Boston College, 2013). This model establishes a standard for nursing that connects the spiritual nature of patient care with the development of complex and intricate systems to promote patient health and wellbeing (Boston College, 2013). Within this framework, there are a number of sub-segments that capture the spiritual nature of nursing and the care that is provided in order to effectively adapt to change and the needs of patients (Boston College, 2013). The following discussion will address the Roy Adaptation Model in greater detail and will emphasize the importance of this practice on patient health and wellbeing in modern nursing environments.