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Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems: Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems: Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders (Paperback)

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This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centred care neglected through our health system's emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's focus on accountable care organisations, the recent IOM's Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care.This text explores the Quality-Caring Model , which honours nursing's most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nation's health system. Among the book's strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ""Calls to Action"" offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change.New to the Second Edition:Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health systemAddresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within themCombines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applicationsExamines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomesServes as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certificationIncorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Act's focus on accountable care organisations, the IOM's Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care

Medical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesNursingNursing research & theory Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 30/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9780826110145  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joanne R. Duffy PhD, RN, FAAN, is the West Virginia University Hospitals Endowed Professor of Research and Evidence-based Practice at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA, and an adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Duffy has coordinated three graduate nursing programmes and was a former Division Director of a school of nursing. She actively teaches nursing theory, research, and leadership in PhD, DNP, and honour programmes and directs dissertations and scholarly projects. She has held various administrative positions directing medical, rehabilitation, critical care, emergency, and transplantation nursing services at both community and academic medical centres. She also directed of a Center for Outcomes Analysis, a nurse-led department for improving the quality of cardiovascular services. She has published extensively across the nursing literature, but is best known for her work in maximising patient outcomes. Dr. Duffy was the first to link nurse caring to patient outcomes, designed and tested multiple versions of the Caring Assessment Tool and developed the Quality-Caring Model . Her book, Quality Caring in Nursing: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education and Research received the AJN book of the year award in 2009. Dr. Duffy was the PI or co-investigator for several important projects and clinical trials, has held leadership positions with various nursing organisations, and has received several nursing awards.

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