Application of the Roy Adaptation Theory to a care program for nurses.

Research paper by Annette M AM Callis

Indexed on: 10 Sep '20Published on: 10 Sep '20Published in: Applied Nursing Research


Theory-guided nursing practice is foundational in providing the framework for the development of excellent nursing care. There is a need for effective care programs for nurses, whereby they are adequately supported within their workplace infrastructures as a professional group whose work is essential to the provision of healthcare worldwide. Likewise, there is a need for care programs for nurses to be theory-guided. In the current global pandemic climate, the well-being of nurses continues to become compromised evidenced by increasing moral distress, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Theory-based supportive programs are vital to the overall wellbeing, morale, and retention of nurses. The Roy Adaptation Theory may serve as a guide in the development and evaluation of a hospital-based program designed to support the needs of the healthcare team. This discussion will explore the application of the Roy Adaptation Theory-Group Identity Mode to the Tea for the Soul Care Model for nurses. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.