Introduced The Nature of Nursing Model. She identified fourteen basic needs.
She postulated that the unique function of the nurse is to assist the clients, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery, the clients would perform unaided if they had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.
She further believed that nursing involves assisting the client in gaining independence as rapidly as possible, or assisting him achieves peaceful death if recovery is no longer possible.
Defined Nursing: “Assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that an individual would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge”.
Identified 14 basic needs :
Eating and drinking adequately
Eliminating body wastes
Moving and maintaining desirable position
Sleeping and resting
Selecting suitable clothes
Maintaining body temperature within normal range
Keeping the body clean and well-groomed
Avoiding dangers in the environment
Communicating with others
Worshipping according to one’s faith
Working in such a way that one feels a sense of accomplishment
Playing/participating in various forms of recreation
Learning, discovering or satisfying the curiosity that leads to normal development and health and using available health facilities.