Using the Mead model as a framework for nursing care.

Edwards, Sharon (1992) Using the Mead model as a framework for nursing care. Intensive Critical Care Nurse, 8 (4). pp. 203-211.

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A model of nursing has no valid purpose unless it serves nurses to help make their nursing better (Fawcett, 1989). The Mead model formed the basis for nursing care of Jason, a young patient who sustained a head injury, a puncture wound and lacerations to his face, in the study presented here. Examination of the Mead Model of nursing is followed by an account of why this model was used in preference to others as a framework for Jason's care. Three components of his nursing care--wound care, communication, involvement of relatives--are discussed in relation to both the model and current knowledge. It was concluded that as a structured way of planning and giving care, the Mead model lacks adequate guidelines. A less experienced nurse using the Mead model may overlook certain aspects of care, an experienced nurse may use his/her knowledge to give high standard care using research-based information. However, models need to be tested so they may be rejected or modified as guidelines for care in this case in the United Kingdom, within a welfare-orientated society.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Nursing, Care
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Depositing User: J McPeak
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:33
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:27

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