FAR ahead of her time with her call (in
1949!) for natural childbirth, prenatal instruction, father participation in birth process, and
Travelbee 1966 "Human to Human Relationship Model" Art and Science of Humanistic Nursing A
theory A unique, irreplaceable individual
Human Relationship Model"
experience in initial psych nursing practice at a Catholic charity hospital led her to believe that
the care given in these type of institutions lacked compassion. She felt nursing needed a
"humanistic revolution" and a renewed focus on caring as central to nursing--she warned that if this
didn't happen, consumers might seek a "new and different kind of health care worker." Travelbee's
ideas have greatly influenced the hospice movement. Travelbee died tragically young at age 47 while
beginning doctoral study.