BETTY NEUMAN'S SYSTEMS MODEL [keywords]
- A pilot study of the elder abuse questionnaire. [Journal Article]
- Kans Nurse 2003 Aug; 78(7):4-6.
This descriptive study's purpose was to pilot a questionnaire with sub-scales in a population of 40 family members listed as power of attorney (POA) for residents and 40 employees of a long term care facility in rural southeastern Kansas. The non-random convenience sample was 49 participants resulting in a 61.25% participation rate. The framework for the study was Betty Neuman Systems Model. Neuman's variables are related to the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental, and spiritual stages of the multidimensional person (Neuman, 1982). The 25 items on the Elder Abuse Questionnaire (EAQ) were derived from these variables.
- [Intervention in the process of work-health-disease based on the Betty Neuman's systems model]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2000 Jan; 21(1):31-43.
This article proposes a referential landmark directed to the worker's area, attempting to answer theoretical and methodological needs in this field of action and professional intervention. The controversy of the relation work-health-disease and its implications to nursing are very challenging and, at the same time, quite intriguing as we seek for its interrelationships. Therefore, we intend to unfold them adopting the structural path of The Neuman Systems Model, systematizing a proposal of nursing action compromised with the relation work-health-disease. Also, we wish to investigate stress factors at work, environment and individual resources to deal with them, and the goals established to the interaction between nurse and worker. This interaction is seen as fundamental to the proposal of educational and/or assistencial actions to the worker's health. It is our intention to contribute with information and propositions to induce reflective thought and debate about the subject.
- Finding an effective hearing testing protocol to identify hearing loss and middle ear disease in school-aged children. [Comparative Study, Journal Article]
- J Sch Nurs 1997 Dec; 13(5):23-8.
This descriptive study defined an effective hearing testing protocol for elementary school-aged children (N = 41). It compared the identification of hearing loss and middle ear disease using pure tone threshold audiometry with tympanometry to using pure tone threshold audiometry. Betty Neuman's Systems Model was used as the conceptual framework for this study. Results showed that a greater number of ears were identified with middle ear disease using the research protocol (n = 22) than would have been identified with middle ear disease (n = 9) using pure tone audiometry alone. The same number of ears (n = 26) were identified with hearing loss using either method. The study further demonstrates a difference between the first and second hearing test results using the specified protocol that validates the necessity for repeating the two tests after 4 weeks before making referrals.
- Samuel--the boy with tonsillitis. A care study. [Case Reports, Journal Article]
- Intensive Crit Care Nurs 1995 Jun; 11(3):157-60.
Portsmouth is a nine-bedded mixed adult and paediatric general intensive care unit (ICU) There is great controversy about nursing children in adult ICUs but it occurs. The aim in this care study is to show how this problem was approached in one instance and how care could have been improved. Samuel was a 13-month-old boy who presented to his general practitioner (GP) with a 2-day history of feeling unwell, miserable and lethargic. The GP provisionally diagnosed epiglottis and referred him to the paediatric unit at St Mary's Hospital. The diagnosis was later changed to severe tonsillitis. His condition deteriorated over 24 h and he was referred to the intensive care unit (ICU) team, intubated and admitted to the ICU. Betty Neuman's systems model (Aggleton & Chalmers 1989) was used as a basis for Samuel's care. This incorporates the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental and spiritual aspects of an individual's needs. In Samuel's case this involved care of his family as well as himself. All names have been changed to protect the individuals involved.
- A critical analysis of Neuman's systems model in relation to public health nursing. [Journal Article]
- J Adv Nurs 1993 Dec; 18(12):1917-22.
The public health movement is an old discipline being given new life and meaning based on a recognition of continuing health problems associated with social inequalities. The 'new public health' movement has goals which are closely aligned to those of the World Health Organization in their Health for All by 2000 initiative which represent a collective approach to health in contrast to the current political emphasis on individual responsibility for health. Public health nursing is a relatively new concept in Britain but posts are beginning to be established in many areas where nurses are working in partnership with communities in a public health capacity. At a time when this area of nursing is in its relative infancy it is appropriate to develop a clear philosophy and framework and to examine potential strategies. This paper sets out to contribute to the development of this discipline by critically analysing the work of Betty Neuman to determine its utility for public health nursing.
- Can combined oral contraceptives be made more effective by means of a nursing care model? [Journal Article]
- J Adv Nurs 1991 Apr; 16(4):475-9.
This manuscript is a theoretical attempt to show how the Neuman Systems Model can be practically used in combined oral contraceptive counselling by Swedish midwives. Counselling regarding combined oral contraceptives is not solely of a medical nature. There are many dimensions of care, namely sociological, developmental and philosophical. In 1980, the midwife in Sweden was responsible for between 70-80% of counselling in contraceptive methods. To facilitate the contraceptive counselling by the midwives, the Neuman Systems Model can be used as a theoretical aid. In the present report, the midwife's oral contraceptive counselling is described at an individual level with primary prevention. It is concluded that, from a theoretical standpoint, it is not possible to predict how the Neuman Systems Model, as a theoretical aid for the midwife, can increase the effectiveness of the birth control pill in preventing pregnancy. Research about the use of the nursing care model in oral contraceptive counselling should be carried out.
- Integrating rehabilitation content in nursing curricula. [Journal Article]
- Rehabil Nurs 1991 Mar-Apr; 16(2):70-3.
The faculty of the department of nursing of Simmons College in Boston revised its curriculum using Betty Neuman's Neuman Systems Model (1982) as the conceptual framework. Content essential to the nursing curriculum was identified, logically grouped, and then leveled for correct sequencing. During senior year (level III of the curriculum), when tertiary preventions were being integrated, students received theoretical content and specific learning experiences with clients in a rehabilitation setting. This article describes the content included, teaching methodologies used, and the selection of the clinical placement. Data from formative and summative evaluations, as well as modifications for the third year, also are included.
- The Betty Neuman Systems Model applied to practice: a client with multiple sclerosis. [Case Reports, Journal Article]
- J Adv Nurs 1990 Apr; 15(4):447-55.
The importance of nursing theories and models for the growth and development of the profession of nursing is widely acknowledged. The variety of nursing phenomena and situations demands some flexibility in the choice of specific conceptualizations to be used. This paper demonstrates the goodness of fit of the Betty Neuman Systems Model to the care of clients with multiple sclerosis. An adapted assessment tool, based on Neuman's tool, but more useful in the acute care medical setting, is used to gather data related to a woman with recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis. A nursing care plan illustrating the use of Neuman's model is generated, implemented and evaluated. The Neuman Model is demonstrated to be useful and effective in the implementation of the nursing process in this case.