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Our Philosophy

Nursing at Methodist Health

The professional nurse practices the Leadership, Art and Science of Nursing. Our belief system encourages all nurses to attain their highest leadership potential through daily practice of patient care and shared decision making. The art of nursing revolves around the Quality-Caring Model©. The Quality Caring Model© provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that nurses can use as a foundation for practice.

Methodist Health nursing staff utilizes the Quality Caring Model© by Joanne R. Duffy, which emphasizes that relationships characterized by caring contribute to positive patient, nurse, and system outcomes. Duffy's Model demonstrates the value of the professional nurse supported by Evidence Based Practice of today's modern health care.

The Quality Caring Model© consists of the following five components:

  • Resource Allocation
  • Environment
  • Caring Practices
  • Nursing Roles
  • Responsibilities Communication

This Quality Caring Model© is consistent with Methodist Health's desired practice at all levels in the nursing organization, and is consistent with the evidence-base criteria which is transforming our nursing culture.