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Roy began work on her theory in the 1960s She drew from existing work ofa physiological psychologist and behavioral systems and role theoristsShe was keenly interested in the psychosocial aspects of the person fromthe start and concentrated her education on this aspect of Person Thusthe languagethinking of psychology and sociology became second nature toher The need for intense study of the language and ideas behind Roys AdaptationModel is its biggest drawback in applying it to many clinical areas Theconfusion in the physiological modes categories could be explained by herconcentrating on the psych social during her education In 1980 Roy and Reihl advocated a single unified modelof nursing and suggested this would insure stability of the discipline ofnursing They maintained concepts and propositions of other models couldbe combined in summary statements related to person goals of nursing andthe nursing process According to Fawcett this position is a simplisticsolution to a difficult problem Nursing with its limited experience withmetaparadigms and conceptual models is not ready for restrictions on itsways of thinking Its my belief that this act of advocating a single unifiedmodel was an act of multi-oppressed thinking influenced by men the RomanCatholic Church and the medical world During a 1987 conference of nursing theorists SisterRoy made a number of deferring remarks to a speech made earlier by a maleBishop Fawcett also says the Roy Adaptation Model has an extensive Page 2vocabulary and that some familiar words ie adaption have been given newmeanings in Roys attempt to translate mechanistic ideas into organismiconesOppressed Group Behaviour-assimilating the values and characteristics of the Oppressors-Nursing leaders represent an elite group promoted because of their allegianceto maintaining the status quo-leaders of Oppressed Groups are controlling coercive and rigidOppressors-education is important to maintaining the status quo-Roys Model follows the Medical Model and tends to be Totalitarian and thereforeis familiar to Medicine - they would want to encourage it-behaviour preferred by Oppressors is rewarded-token appeasement approval is given to halt change or
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