Purpose: The purpose of this writing is to evaluate the utility of the Synergy Model for Patient Care as a theoretical foundation for rural nursing practice.
Process: An analysis of the four major concepts of the metaparadigm was completed to evidence the applicability of the Synergy Model to rural nursing practice. The use of case study examples demonstrates the congruence between the Synergy Model, Rural Theory, and rural nursing practice.
Findings: The Synergy Model can be expanded beyond critical care and applied to rural nursing practice. Evidence-based practice supports the utility of the Synergy Model for application within rural environments and populations.
Keywords: rural nursing, Rural Nursing Theory, Synergy Model, synergy
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