The theory contains of three independent
but interconnected circles—the core, the care and the cure.
.According to the theory, the core is the
person or patient to whom nursing care is directed and
needed. The core has goals set by himself and not by any
other person, and that these goals need to be achieved.
The core, in addition, behaved according to
his feelings, and value system.
The cure, on the other hand is the
attention given to patients by the medical professionals.
The model explains that the cure circle is shared by the
nurse with other health professionals. These are the
interventions or actions geared on treating or “curing” the
patient from whatever illness or disease he may be suffering
The care circle explains the role of
nurses, and focused on performing that noble task of
nurturing the patients, meaning the component of this model
is the “motherly” care provided by nurses, which may include
imited to provision of comfort measures, provision of
patient teaching activities and helping the patient meet
their needs where help is needed.
It is easy to understand from the model
that in all of the circles of the model, the nurse is always
presents the bigger role she takes belongs to the care
circle where she acts a professional in helping the patient
meet his needs and attain a sense of balance.