Discuss how using a nursing model/philosophical framework supports nurses focus on the fundamentals of patient/client care. Explain how a model/philosophical framework upholds values and concepts of patient/client dignity as expressed in the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (2014) (80)
The Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model© (Careful Nursing) (Meehan et al, 2018; Murphy et al 2018; Meehan 2012) is a unitary system of thinking and acting for the purposes of 1) protecting sick, injured and vulnerable people from harm and fostering their healing and health and 2) strengthening and supporting nurses in their practice and in their control over their practice and practice surroundings.
Careful Nursing is grounded on the premise that the nursing profession, as the term ‘nurse’ indicates, is a distinctively nurturing, relational profession concerned with protecting people from harm and fostering their healing and health (and sometimes a peaceful, natural end of life), within the context of nurse-patient relationships.
Implementation of Careful Nursing is both philosophy-based and evidence-based; philosophy-based in that it is guided by an inherent, explicit philosophy and evidence-based in that it is guided by scientific and best-possible clinical evidence.