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The True Value of Nurses31 December 2016

'Now I see the true value of nurses' writes D. Eoin O'Brien, in a recent issue of The Sunday Times [Irish Edition] (2006, p.19). Read more »

Careful Nursing Awards at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, Iowa, USA30 November 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Careful Nursing Award recipients at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Read more »

Nursing Diagnosis: The Fulcrum of the Practice Competence and Excellence Dimension31 October 2016

A fulcrum is defined as the point of support on which a lever turns in moving something up to a higher position (Fulcrum 2017). If we say that nursing diagnosis is the fulcrum of practice competence and excellence, we are saying that it has a very important effect in elevating the quality of our professional nursing practice. Read more »

Patient Centred Care Using Careful Nursing30 September 2016

We enjoy working with the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model and have responsibility for implementing it at St. Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Read more »

The Buck Stops Where?31 August 2016

In an article titled 'The crisis in caring: An evidence-based response', Fergus O'Ferrall (2013) addresses several widely reported failures of health professionals in Ireland and the United Kingdom to provide even the minimal expected level of care for hospitalised patients Read more »

Great Tenderness in All Things31 July 2016

The concept of great tenderness in all things is unique to the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model (Careful Nursing). It emerged from the historical documents describing the practice of the early to mid-19th century nurses on which Careful Nursing is based, because it infused their practice. Read more »

Careful Nursing as Nursing Values30 June 2016

During this year the realisation has grown that Careful Nursing and nursing values are deeply interrelated. Read more »

Using the HUSH to Support the Therapeutic Milieu31 May 2016

No, this blog is not about importing a Scottish rock band, the HUSH, into Careful Nursing. It is about a HUSH of a quite different kind. Read more »

Nursing Professional Practice Models30 April 2016

The Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model is included in a review and analysis of nursing professional practice models published lat month in the Journal of Nursing Management (Slatyer et al. 2016). Read more »

The Mind of Nursing31 March 2016

Much may be said about the heart and hands of nursing, but surely it is in the mind of nursing that our greatest treasure is to be found. Read more »

Nursing Assessment Made 'Easy' - More is Less29 February 2016

This is not to suggest that nursing assessment is easy, as in something that is simple and unexacting. Indeed, nursing assessment is a complex process and accuracy is essential. Astute nursing assessment is vital for patient safety: it can even make the difference between life and death. Read more »

Professional Power Walking: Using NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses to Drive Nursing Practice31 January 2016

Going from walking the walk to power walking the power walk . . . Read more »