The Tredgold Model of Nursing
A nursing model is a framework upon which nurses can base their approach to care.A model may expand a philosophy into the abstract as it encompasses the nurses' beliefs about their role, the patient's involvement and the meaning of the interactions between the two. On Tredgold ward we decided to write our own model as established frameworks did not entirely reflect our approach. We used the elements of British nursing models as described by Brown (1989)  as the basis for our work and in doing so additionally wrote our own definition of nursing. The process has led to a more cohesive and confident team with a clearer sense of direction. This has increased our standing with colleagues and educationalists.