Professional Practice Model
FRHS Nursing Vision
Frederick Memorial Hospital, where patients know they are cared for in
the center of nursing excellence.
FRHS Nursing Philosophy
We believe the essence of nursing practice is caring. Caring is defined
as a science and an art; deliverable, teachable, researchable and accomplished
with wisdom, knowledge, compassion and competence.
We believe the clinical practice of nursing is built on a scientific base.
As an essential component of the interdisciplinary team, nursing is committed
to an environment that fosters evidence-based practice, critical thinking
and adoption of innovations that enhance patient care.
We believe nursing has the responsibility to educate ourselves and others.
We believe in the importance of expanding our knowledge and expertise
as well as sharing this growing body of knowledge with our diverse community.
FRHS Nursing Mission
To be a leader in providing compassionate, quality care focusing on the
unique needs of our patients and their families who guide our nursing
care. We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes respect,
diversity, positive communication and collaboration among all members
of the patient/family/healthcare team. We are committed to excellence
in nursing by creating a culture of lifelong learning that integrates
evidence-based practice, research and professional development.
Our practice reflects the hospital’s vision of Superb Quality. Superb
Service. All The Time.
- Introduction - The nursing professional practice model for Nursing Services
is based on multiple components that, when combined, demonstrate professional
nursing practice at FRHS.
- A professional practice model is a visual framework that articulates the
professional care provided by the nurse to achieve the highest quality
outcomes. It reflects how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate, and
develop professionally. It integrates vision, wisdom, values, philosophy
and theories of nursing with practice. A professional practice model (PPM)
is a system (structure, process, and values) that supports the registered
nurses control over the delivery of nursing care and the environment in
which care is delivered. (JONA. Vol. 37, No. 9. September 2007)
Professional Practice models include five components:
- professional values,
- professional relationships,
- a patient care delivery model,
- a management or governance approach
- recognition and rewards
The professional values addressed are nurse autonomy, nurse accountability,
professional development, and emphasis on high-quality care. Teamwork,
collaboration, and consultation consistently appear as approaches to enhance
professional relationships. (J Prof Nurs. 1996 Nov-Dec; 12(6):354-64)
“Patient-Family Centered Care” (PFCC) is our care delivery model. The value of a care delivery model is determined
by the outcomes to be achieved. The Institute for Family-Centered Care
defines patient-and-family-centered care as “an innovative approach
to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded
in mutually beneficial partnerships among healthcare patients, families,
and providers.” The core concepts of PFCC include: