Translating caring theory into practice: the Carolina care model.
Summary of "Translating caring theory into practice: the Carolina care model."
This article describes how one organization operationalized Swanson Caring Theory and changed practice to ensure consistently high standards of performance. The Carolina Care Model developed at the University of North Carolina Hospitals is designed to actualize caring theory, support practices that promote patient satisfaction, and transform cultural norms. Evaluation suggests that this approach to care delivery enhances patients' and families' hospital experience and facilitates desired outcomes. The authors outline the Professional Practice Model, key characteristics of Carolina Care, links to caring theory, and development and implementation methodologies.
Author Affiliations: Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Dean (Dr Tonges), University of North Carolina Health Care, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing; Director, Surgery Service (Mr Ray), University of No
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Name: The Journal of nursing administration
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21881444
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0b013e31822a732c
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Theoretical models simulating behavior or activities in nursing, including nursing care, management and economics, theory, assessment, research, and education. Some examples of these models include Orem Self-Care Model, Roy Adaptation Model, and Rogers Life Process Model.
The practice of caring for individuals in the community, rather than in an institutional environment with resultant effects on the individual, the individual's family, the community, and the health care system.
Medical care provided after the regular practice schedule of the physicians. Usually it is designed to deliver 24-hour-a-day and 365-day-a-year patient care coverage for emergencies, triage, pediatric care, or hospice care.
Practice Valuation And Purchase
Determination of economic value of an established health care provider practice including value of patient lists, equipment, and other assets, and process of buying or selling rights to said practice.
Professional practice as an employee or contractee of a health care institution.
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