The advancement of nursing practice is supported by a plethora of theories, conceptual models, and theoretical frameworks. Additionally, the complexity of nursing and the profession’s ability to respond to diverse manifestations of patient or client response to illness manifests in a number of specialty areas of practice. Faith Community Nursing is a specialty area of nursing practice that appears to lack a specific conceptual model upon which to support the faith-based practice of Faith Community Nurses. The Tree of Life Model of Faith-Based Living, an adaptation of the Activities of Living Model, supports the faith-based practice of Faith Community Nurses and recognizes the diversity of experiences shared among individuals, families, and faith communities. Concepts of the nursing metaparadigm are defined from a faith perspective and TOL assumptions are shared.
Gaut, Marcus M.
"The Tree of Life Model of Faith-Based Living: A Practice Model for Faith Community Nursing,"
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijfcn/vol2/iss2/3