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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000077
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Translating Caring Theory Across the Continuum From Inpatient to Ambulatory Care

Tonges, Mary PhD, FAAN, NEA-BC, RN; McCann, Meghan MSN, NE-BC, RN; Strickler, Jeff MA, CEN, NE-BC, RN

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Abstract

While theory-based practice is a Magnet® characteristic, translating theories to practice remains challenging. As a result, theory-guided practice remains an ideal rather than a realized goal in many organizations. This article provides an overview of a research-derived caring theory, a translational model for theory-driven practice, implementation of a delivery model designed to translate theory across the acute and ambulatory care continuum, and resulting outcomes in oncology clinics and the emergency department.

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