Modeling and Remodeling of Nursing

The Modeling and Remodeling Of Nursing-Helen Erickson
November 13, 2013

Have you ever heard of the sayings “Try walking a mile in someone else shoes” or don’t judge a book by its cover”. Have you ever tried living in someone else world and understood what their world was truly like.
This is exactly what the theory of Modeling and Role-Modeling tries to get the nurse to understand in the world of their clients. This theory views nursing as a science and an art.
It is a display of actions. It simply wants the nurse to understand their patient’s world. This is the theory that Helen C. Erickson adopted. The value of such theory is very important to the world medical field it gives the nurse a view and understand to the world in which their patient. Once the nurse can understand the world of their client then from that point a plan of action can take place to assist and aid with the healing process while the phases of the nursing process may be used with Modeling and Role-Modeling, they are used in a circular rather than a linear fashion.

Helen C. Erickson was a mother and wife. Helen felt after her children were born, that the first priority was family. Helen Lorraine Cook born in 1936. Erickson grew up as part of a middle-income family in a small mid-western town where her parents taught her the value of hard work and goal setting.   Considered to be a shy child, Helen seems most content when she focused on others. Knowing at an early age Erickson knew she was going to be a nurse. As a child she would use her sister, animals, and dolls as her recipients of nursing. The passion Helen had about nursing drove her to taking courses in high school that were necessary for admittance to a nursing school.
The first president of the Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role-Modeling (SAMRM). (Erickson, 2009) The organization was established in 1986 at the University of Michigan.
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