Welcome to The Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model©

Careful Nursing is a contemporary interpretation of the nursing system developed by early to mid-19th century Irish nurses. At the Crimean war (1853-1856) some worked with and alongside Florence Nightingale who very much appreciated their contribution to her nursing endeavour, and she also learned from them.

This website is designed to serve as a source of information and a means of communication about Careful Nursing as it is further developed, critically examined, used and tested. Over time more information and resources will become available.

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Philosophy

Three principles underlie the philosophy:

  • the nature and inherent dignity of the human person
  • the existence of an infinite transcendent reality in life processes
  • health as human flourishing

Professional Practice Model

Professional practice is guided by four concepts and their dimensions;

  • the therapeutic milieu 
  • practice competence and excellence 
  • management of practice and influence in health systems
  • professional authority 
Careful Nursing focuses on and integrates the active/clinical/management and contemplative/relationship aspects of practice. It emphasises nurses' professional nursing authority and responsibility for their contribution to health services.

Recent Blog Posts

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Hello and welcome to the first Careful Nursing Blog.
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