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Nursing Theorist

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Betty Neuman
(1972, 1982, 1989, 1992)

Health Care System Model

The Neuman System Model or Health Care System Model

  • Stress reduction is a goal of system model of nursing practice. Nursing actions are in primary, secondary or tertiary level of prevention.
  • To address the effects of stress and reactions to it on the development and maintenance of health. The concern of nursing is to prevent stress invasion, to protect the client’s basic structure and to obtain or maintain a maximum level of wellness. The nurse helps the client, through primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention modes, to adjust to environmental stressors and maintain client stability.


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Joanna Russell Bliss
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