Follow up Paper to Adriana Parson`s Post

Followup Paper to Adriana Parson’s Post

Followup Paper to Adriana Parson’s Post

AdrianaParsons chooses the Neuman System Model due to the fact that itconsiders physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental,and spiritual factors in the provision of nursing care. Inherently,Neuman considers individuals as unique client systems that arecomprised of three concentric rings, which are lines of resistance,the normal line of defense, and the flexile line of defense (McEwen &ampWills, 2014). Additionally, she posits that a nurse’s job ispreserve these lines of defense through helping patients adapt toinvading stressors, such as infections or the loss of a loved one.Parsons further points out that Neuman’s model focuses onpreventive measures since they are vital for reinforcing a person’soutermost protective lines of defense (Turner &amp Kaylor, 2015).

Fundamentally,Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory, which I chose could provehelpful in the application of Neuman’s model. Inherently, Orem’stheory stresses that it is a patient’s responsibility to care forhim/herself. Correspondingly, it defines a nurse’s role as aprovider of responsibility to the patient in order to help them carefor themselves and improve the treatment outcome (Florczak,Poradzisz, &amp Hampson, 2012).

Themost prominent similarity between the two systems is that they bothagree that healing comes from within the patients, and that thenurse’s role is to facilitate this process. Additionally, both theSelf-Care Deficit Theory and the Neuman System Model seemingly focuson the prevention of health stressors. Effectively, Orem’s theorycould help in the application of Neuman’s model since it would helpa patient become responsible enough to prevent health stressors,which in turn would preserve the integrity of the person’s line ofdefense. In such a way, the Self-Care Theory could be used togetherwith the Neuman System model to improve treatment outcomes in medicalinstitutions.


Florczak,K., Poradzisz, M., &amp Hampson, S. (2012). Nursing in a complexworld: A case for grand theory. NursingScience Quarterly, 25(4),307a12.

McEwen,M. &amp Wills, E. M. (2014). Theoreticalbasis for nursing. Philadelphia,PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.

Turner,S. B., &amp Kaylor, S. D. (2015). Neuman System Model as aconceptual framework for nurse resilience. NursingScience Quarterly, 28(3),213-217.