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infertility, mental health, nursing, suicide, Tidal Model



  1. Kilmer, Debra L.
  2. Lane-Tillerson, Crystal


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.