Casey's Model of Nursing

Anne Casey is an English nurse who developed a nursing theory known as Casey’s Model of Nursing. The model was developed in 1988 while she was working in pediatric oncology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Casey’s Model of Nursing focuses on the nurse working in partnership with the child and his or her family. It was one of the earliest attempts to develop a nursing model designed specifically for child health nursing.

The five aspects of this nursing theory are child, family, health, environment, and the nurse.

The philosophy of Casey’s model is that the best people to care for the child are the members of the family, with health care professionals assisting. This necessitates a relationship between the parent(s) and nurse.