Careful Nursing

"Careful Nursing" is a model developed in the early 19th century by Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. It was used first in Ireland, then by the Irish nurses in the Crimean War. It is likely to have been be adapted by Florence Nightingale in her nursing framework, practice and teaching.

Available resources:

CHA Nursing Webinar Recording - July 12, 2010 (CD)

Careful Nursing: An Enduring Model from Catherine McAuley for Nurse Leaders
During this 90-minute webinar, Sr. Mary Roch Rocklage, RSM, RN, FACHE, and Jolene Goedken, RN, described Catherine McAuley's legacy to nursing and explored how it is relevant today for nurse executives as they develop and refine their theory of nursing in order to provide compassionate, quality and contemporary nursing care in Catholic health care organizations.

» Exploring implementation of the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model© in hospital-based practice

From the Health Progress Special Section on Nursing, May-June 2010 edition