An Original: Modeling & Role-Modeling Theory (MRM)
Listening to and understanding the client’s view (i.e., model) of the world is the primary intent of establishing a trusting relationship between the nurse and client. Then the nurse can plan strategies to promote holistic health that are meaningful to the client (i.e., role-modeling). The theory applies to persons of all ages and in any setting where a nurse-client relationship is established.
“Modeling is the process by which the nurse seeking to understand her client’s unique model of the world. Role-Modeling is the process by which the nurse understands that unique model within the context of scientific theories and, using that same perspective of [the] client’s unique model, plans interventions that promote health.”T-1