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Roy Adaptation ModelRoy began work on her theory in the 1960s She drew from existing work of a physiological psychologist and behavioral systems and role theorists She was keenly interested in the psychosocial aspects of the person from the start and concentrated her education on this aspect of Person Thus the languagethinking of psychology and sociology became second nature to her The need for intense study of the language and ideas behind Roys Adaptation Model is its biggest drawback in applying it to many clinical areas The confusion in the physiological modes categories could be explained by her concentrating on the psych social during her education In 1980 Roy and Reihl advocated a single unified model of nursing and suggested this would insure stability of the discipline of nursing They maintained concepts and propositions of other models could be combined in summary statements related to person goals of nursing and the nursing process According to Fawcett this position is a simplistic solution to a difficult problem Nursing with its limited experience with metaparadigms and conceptual models is not ready for restrictions on its ways of thinking Its my belief that this act of advocating a single unified model was an act of multi-oppressed thinking influenced by men the Roman Catholic Church and the medical worldDuring a 1987 conference of nursing theorists Sister Roy made a number of deferring remarks to a speech made earlier by a male BishopFawcett also says the Roy Adaptation Model has an extensivePage 2vocabulary and that some familiar words ie adaption have been given new meanings in Roys attempt to translate mechanistic ideas into organismic ones Oppressed Group Behaviour-assimilating the values and characteristics of the Oppressors -Nursing leaders represent an elite group promoted because of their allegiance to maintaining the status quo -leaders of Oppressed Groups are controlling coercive and rigid Oppressors-education is important to maintaining the status quo -Roys Model follows the Medical Model and tends to be Totalitarian and
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