"[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.
- 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.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Nursing's Unique Contribution to Healthcare
Chapter 1: Quality and Nursing Practice
Chapter 2: A Framework for Quality Nursing Practice
Section 2: Relationship-Centered Caring
Chapter 3: Caring for Self
Chapter 4: Caring for Patients and Families
Chapter 5: Caring for Each Other
Chapter 6: Caring for Communities
Section 3: The Power of Relationships for Achieving Nursing Excellence
Chapter 7: Leading Quality-Caring
Chapter 8: Teaching Quality-Caring
Chapter 9: Evaluating Quality-Caring
Chapter10: Nursing's Promising Future
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.