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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNA.0000302382.45625.66
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Using the Quality-Caring Model to Organize Patient Care Delivery

Duffy, Joanne R. PhD, RN, FAAN; Baldwin, Jennifer MPA, RN, BSN, CNAA; Mastorovich, Mary Jane MS, RN

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Abstract

The organization of patient care in many acute care institutions lacks a foundation in nursing theory, yet preliminary evidence of the value of professional nursing care is increasing. The process and preliminary benefits of organizing patient care according to a professional practice model are presented using a collaborative partnership between an acute care organization and a school of nursing. A pilot implementation plan with formative and summative evaluation provided preliminary evidence used in project expansion.

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