Quality Caring in Nursing: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership [NOOK Book]


Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009!

"[This] book offers a coherent, theoretical, and research-guided framework for quality nursing caring in practice,...

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Quality Caring in Nursing: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009!

"[This] book offers a coherent, theoretical, and research-guided framework for quality nursing caring in practice, education, and leadership; a foundational, timeless, yet transformative framework of substance ."

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver

Dedicated time spent with patients and families in clinical settings is often limited, rushed, and impersonal. How can nurses develop more positive, caring relationships with their patients, and help to improve the quality of patient care at large?

This book addresses this critical question by presenting Joanne R. Duffy's Quality-Caring Model -the result of 35 years of clinical experience and educational acumen. This values-based model will bring caring back into the foreground of nursing practice by providing revised curricula for educational programs, and outlining the core caring principles for nurse administrators.

Key Features:

  • Establishes "Relationship-Centered Caring," with discussions on how to care for the self, patients and families, each other, and communities

  • Offers multiple case examples, and includes reflective questions and applications for use in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and clinical practice

  • Demonstrates how the Quality-Caring Model can be implemented in clinical practice, nursing education, research, and nursing leadership settings

  • Includes appendices that discuss how caring can improve patient safety, outline course objectives, and explain how to assess and measure caring in your facility

Written in clear, accessible language, this book will be an invaluable resource to nursing students, nursing scholars, clinical nurses, nurse educators, nurse researchers, and nurse leaders. Duffy's approach will help create a redesigned patient care delivery system focused on the primacy of caring relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826121295
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 829,452
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Joanne Duffy has over 35 years of nursing experience encompassing clinical, administrative, and academic roles. She is currently a Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Duffy has coordinated three graduate nursing programs and has held various administrative positions in nursing services. She has published extensively across the nursing literature, but is most known for her work in maximizing patient outcomes. Dr. Duffy was the first to link nurse caring to patient outcomes and has designed the Caring Assessment Tool in multiple versions. Dr. Duffy was the Principle Investigator on the national demonstration project, Relationship-centered Caring in Acute Care, where the Quality-Caring Model was evaluated at two sites and she directed the Telehomecare and Heart Failure Outcomes project. She was a consultant to the American Nurses Association (ANA) in the development and implementation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) and is currently the chair of the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Nursing Educational Research Advisory Council (NERAC). Dr. Duffy is the recipient of several awards and a Magnet Appraiser. She is an outspoken proponent of quality healthcare particularly for hospitalized older adults and employs innovative approaches to educate healthcare providers on relationship-building.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Nursing's Unique Contribution to Health Care 1

1 Quality and Nursing Practice 3

2 A Framework for Quality Nursing Practice 27

Pt. 2 Relationship-Centered Caring 45

3 Caring for Self 47

4 Caring for Patients and Families 63

5 Caring for Each Other 85

6 Caring for Communities 99

Pt. 3 The Power of Relationships for Advancing Health Care Quality 111

7 Leading Quality Caring 113

8 Teaching and Learning Quality Caring 133

9 Evaluating and Researching Quality Caring 165

10 The Quality-Caring Model Revisited 189

Appendices 225

App. A Quality- and Caring-Based Resources on the Internet 227

App. B Implications of the Quality-Caring Model 229

App. C Reflections for Clinical Practice 231

App. D Using the Caring Factors to Keep Patients Safe 233

App. E Course Objectives and Content Outline for a Staff Nurse Research Internship in Human Caring 235

App. F Assessment of Caring Professional Practice 237

App. G Potential Research Questions for Caring Science 239

Index 241

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