Roper–Logan–Tierney Model of Nursing

Introduction

Theorists: Nancy Roper, Winifred W. Logan and Alison J. Tierney
One of the widely used nursing model in the United Kingdom.
Also referred as a Human Needs Model
A model of nursing care based on activities of daily living (ADLs).

Theory Sources

Virginia Henderson

Concepts

Activities of Living (ALs)

There are 12 activities, some of which are essential such as breathing and others that which enhance the quality of life.

Maintaining a safe environment
Communication
Breathing
Eating and drinking
Elimination
Washing and dressing
Controlling temperature
Mobilisation
Working and playing
Expressing sexuality
Sleeping
Death and dying

Factors influencing activities of living

Biological
Psychological
Sociocultural
Environmental
Politicoeconomic

Application of RLT Model

Kara M.Using the Roper, Logan and Tierney model in care of people with COPD. J Clin Nurs. 2007 Jul;16(7B):223-33.
Murphy K, Cooney A, Casey D, Connor M, O’Connor J, Dineen B. The Roper, Logan and Tierney (1996) model: perceptions and operationalization of the model in psychiatric nursing within a health board in Ireland. J Adv Nurs. 2000 Jun;31(6):1333-41.
O’Connor M, Timmins F. Using the Roper, Logan and Tierney model in a neonatal ICU. Prof Nurse. 2002 May; 17(9):527-30.

References

Roper N, Logan WW, Tierney AJ. The Elements of Nursing. Churchill Livingstone, 1980.
Roper N, Logan W and Tierney A. The elements of nursing 4th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1996.
Wimpenny P. The meaning of models of nursing to practising nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing 40(3), 346–354, 2002.

Posted in Uncategorized