An Innovative Professional Nursing Practice Model

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Abstract

Nursing, is with health care delivery, is changing to meet the greater challenges brought about by managed care and the accompanying external forces in the marketplace. Nurses, with their vast resources of knowledge and experience, are crucial in achieving optimal quality care. Given the opportunity to redefine and strengthen the impact of nursing practice at Piedmont Medical center in Atlanta, Georgia, a group of advanced practice nurses began developing a unique practice model. The resulting Professional Nursing Practice Model—a theoretical framework created for nurses by nurses—presents a common vision ol human beings, health, and nursing in accordance with the values and beliefs of nursing. This model demonstrates the import.nice ol a person-centered, value-driven nursing practice across I he continuum of health from birth to death.

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