The Roper-Logan-Tierney model of nursing has undoubtedly had a major impact on nursing in the United Kingdom, across Europe and throughout the world. This stimulating and concise monograph draws together and describes much of Nancy Roper's, Winifred Logan's and Alison Tierney's collaborative thinking from before the publication of the Elements of Nursing, in 1980, until the publication of the fourth edition, in 1996, and beyond. They review how the model evolved and the changes that occurred to the text over subsequent editions.
The authors describe this text as their final account of the model but they emphasise the continually changing nature of nursing and that the model will require further assessment and revision. The final chapter concludes with the suggestion that although this will be the esteemed trios' final contribution it may not be the final version of the model. Interestingly, in the final chapter the authors undertake a debate into the value, role and relevance of nursing models to the 21st century.
The challenge is clearly there for nurses to consider the ongoing role of nursing models and, if appropriate, to continue to develop this model to meet the ever-changing requirements of nursing and individuals requiring nursing care.
This new and easy to read text will be a key accompaniment to The Elements of Nursing and will be of interest to all nurses exploring The Roper-Logan-Tierney model or alternative nursing models. It will be essential reading to students of nursing and clinicians.