Sister Callista Roy
RN, Ph.D, FAAN
Professor & Nurse Theorist
William F. Connell School of Nursing
The major concepts are the person or group as an adaptive system; the environment as internal and external stimuli; health as being and becoming whole and integrated; and nursing as the art and science of promoting adaptation. The philosophic and scientific assumptions are basic underlying concepts. The model aims to direct nursing practice, research and education. The widespread us of the model in each of these areas is well documented, for example, in all areas of practice, all levels of education, and in quantitative and qualitative research.
Dr. Roy is best known for developing and continually updating the Roy Adaptation Model as a framework for theory, practice, and research in nursing. Two recent publications that Dr. Roy considers of great significance are The Roy Adaptation Model (second edition) written with Heather Andrews (Appleton & Lange) and The Roy Adaptation Model-Based Research: Twenty-five Years of Contributions to Nursing Science being published as a research monograph by Sigma Theta Tau.
"The model provides a way of thinking about people and their environment that is useful in any setting. It helps one prioritize care and challenges the nurse to move the patient from survival to transformation." Sr. Calista Roy
- Callista Roy. Nurse Theorist Page - Boston College.
- Roy Adaptation Association - "Bridging nursing practice and knowledge" The Roy Adaptation Association (RAA) is a society of nursing scholars who seek to advance nursing practice by developing basic and clinical nursing knowledge based on the Roy Adaptation Model. Founded in 1991, membership to the association has recently been extended to the public. Students, clinicians, scholars, researchers, and institutions are encouraged to join.
Source : nursingtheory.net