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Nursing Theorist

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Joyce Travelbee

Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing

  • She postulated the Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing Model. She advocated that the goal of nursing individual or family in preventing or coping with illness, regaining health finding meaning in illness, or maintaining maximal degree of health.
  • She further viewed that interpersonal process is a human-to-human relationship formed during illness and “experience of suffering”
  • She believed that a person is a unique, irreplaceable individual who is in a continuous process of becoming, evolving and changing.

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Joanna Russell Bliss
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