Roy's Adaptation Model is the method by which was developed by Sister Callista Roy in 1976 is an Adaptation of Nursing Theory that has found itself gaining prominence over the passing of the decades. Using interrelated biological, psychological and social systems, the idea behind the model is to help an individual maintain the delicate balance between all these health aspects. Even though there is no assurance of finding a perfect balance between the needs of the individual, this theoretical framework at least provides a guide towards achieving a delicate balance of the personal needs of the patient. This paper will delve deeper into the study of the framework of the theory as it is applied to the treatment of a group of Canadian menopausal women and how the framework may have helped or not helped them overcome their menopausal problems. The review is based upon the case study done by Denise Cunningham, RN, BscN of D'Youville College. Roy's Adaptation Model The peer reviewed article pertaining to Roy's Adaptation Model that we were asked to review for this class was written by Denise A. Cunningham, RN, BscN. At the time that she wrote the article, she was employed at D'Youville College. She wrote the paper based upon the care of a group of women who had to deal with the effects of menopause. As everyone knows, menopause is a normally occurring part of the female life cycle. And yet most women who are advancing in age refuse to discuss or even consider the impact that menopause will have
on their lives.