L 02 SPECIAL SESSION: Partnership-Based Health Care: Applying Principles of Caring to Entire System

Sunday, 27 July 2014: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Description/Overview: We know that Caring Science is very effective in relations with patients and families. We also know it is a key pillar of the nursing profession. However we sometimes lack the resources or tools to effectively apply caring science at the systems level. This presentation has several objectives. The first is to introduce the audience to two new theories for nursing practice, education, and research: The BASE of Nursing Practice, and Cultural Transformation Theory. Attendees will learn how these theories can support the application of Caring Science at a systems level. The second objective is to give attendees the tools and knowledge to evaluate their own organizations on the domination-partnership continuum. Finally, the presentation will prepare attendees to apply principles of partnership-based health care throughout the health care system including: faculty-student relationships in health care education, patient-and family-centered care, intra-professional relationships, interprofessional relationships, relationships with communities, and relationships with the environment. Nursing has a long history that includes both domination and partnership. It is time to develop skills, resources, and a shared language so we can apply partnership-based health care to promote improved outcomes for our patients, increased career satisfaction for our professionals, and sustainable health care systems globally.
Moderators:  Katherine Ricossa, RN, MS, Recuperative Skills Training, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA
Organizers:  Teddie Potter, PhD, MS, RN, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN