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When Still Waters Become a Soul Tsunami: Using the Tidal Model to Recover From Shipwreck

Kilmer, Debra L.; Lane-Tillerson, Crystal

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31825b8d73
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ABSTRACT: The Tidal Model, created by Phil Barker and Poppy Buchanan-Barker, metaphorically employs the natural resource of water to describe the person in crisis and offer a model toward recovery. The model, a midrange nursing theory used primarily in mental health settings, is applied to a woman in crisis related to failed infertility treatment who attempts suicide.

The Tidal Model by Phil Barker and Poppy Buchanan-Barker metaphorically uses water to describe crisis and offer a model toward recovery. Primarily used in mental health, the model is applied to a woman who attempts suicide after failed infertility treatment.

Debra L. Kilmer, BSN, MA, MSN, RN, is the Education Coordinator/Program Director for the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Akron Children's Hospital.

Crystal Lane-Tillerson, PhD, CNE, is a part-time instructor at Liberty University and full-time faculty and Associate Director of ECPI University's RN-BSN program.

Accepted by peer review 2/10/2012.

The authors declare there are no conflicts of interest in the writing or submission of this article.

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