Development Publications

PDF icon Fundamental care guided by the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model (Fundamental_Care_Guided_by_Careful_Nursing_Meehan_et_al-2018-Journal_of_Clinical_Nursing.pdf | 1.03 MB)

This article compares the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model with the Fundamentals of Care Framework developed by Alison Kitson and colleagues. It argues that Careful Nursing provides nurses with a values-based, comprehensive and practical guide to their provision of fundamental nursing care.  

Murphy S, McMullin R, Brennan S & Meehan TC (2017) Exploring implementation of the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice ModelĀ© in hospital-based practice. Journal of Nursing Management. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12542.  

This study reports a successful exploratory implementation of Careful Nursing on one ward in a major urban acute care hospital in Ireland.  

PDF icon The Careful Nursing philosophy and professional practice model (The_Careful_Nursing_Philosophy_and_Professional_Practice_Mod.pdf | 271 kB)

Meehan T.C. (2012) The Careful Nursing philosophy and professional practice model Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 2905–2916.

A discursive paper on the development of Careful Nursing as a philosophy and professional practice model, rather than a conceptual model or grand theory of nursing. Note that as of July 2014 use of the terms dimension and concept have been reversed.

Meehan T.C. (2003) Careful Nursing: a model for contemporary nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing 44, 99–107.

This study reports a preliminary content analysis of mainly primary source historical documentation of the 19th century careful nursing system and presents it within the structure of a contemporary conceptual model of nursing. It is recognised that further development and critical evaluation of the model are needed.

PDF icon Elaborating the tradition of Careful Nursing in Ireland (Binder_Elaborating_Careful_Nursing_39-50.pdf | 1.55 MB)

Meehan T.C. (2007) Elaborating the tradition of Careful Nursing in Ireland. In Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice (Roy C. & Jones D.A. Eds.). Springer Publishing Company, New York, pp. 39-50.

A book chapter based on a paper presented at the Emerging Nursing Knowledge Conference, Boston College School of Nursing in 2001. Although not published until 2007, it represents the first presentation of preliminary work to develop Careful Nursing.