Quality-Caring Model©

Contributor: Peggy Chinn
October 23, 2018

Author – Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN FAAN

Year First Published – 2003

From Duffy, J. R., RN, & FAAN. (2018). Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Professions, Third Edition: Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders. Springer Publishing Company, page 49.

Major Concepts

Humans in Relationship

Relationship-Centered Professional Encounters

Relational Capacity

Feeling “Cared For”

Practice Improvement

Self-Advancing Systems

Typology

Middle-range theoretical model

Brief Description

Abstract to 2003 article – Duffy, J. R., & Hoskins, L. M. (2003). The Quality-Caring Model©: Blending Dual Paradigms. ANS. Advances in nursing science, 26(1), 77)

“The Quality-Caring Model© exposes and demonstrates the value of nursing within the evidence-based practice milieu of modern health care. It favors a process, or way of being, that challenges modernist conventions and highlights the power of relationships. By reaffirming the nature of nursing’s work as relationship-centered, the blended model describes the 2 dominant relationships that comprise professional encounters. Relationships characterized by caring are theorized to influence positive outcomes for patients/families, health care providers, and health care systems. Model components are clarified, assumptions described, and propositions stated. Conceptual–theoretical linkages in the model are identified and ties to empirical indicators provide the logical consistency necessary for validation. Clinical practice and research applications of the model are offered. The Quality-Caring Model© helps to translate the hidden work of nursing into objective terms that can be tested. Scientifically demonstrating its worth will advance professional nursing while simultaneously improving the quality of health care.” (from Duffy, J. R., & Hoskins, L. M. (2003). The Quality-Caring Model©: Blending Dual Paradigms. ANS. Advances in nursing science, 26(1), 77)

Primary Sources

Duffy, J. R.. (2018). Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Professions:Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders. Third Edition: Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders. New York, Springer Publishing Company.

Duffy, J. R.. (2013). Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems: Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders, 2nd Edition: New York, Springer Publishing Company.

Duffy, J. R., RN, & FAAN. (2009). Quality Caring in Nursing: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership 1st Edition: New York, Springer Publishing Company.

Duffy, J. R., & Hoskins, L. M. (2003). The Quality-Caring Model©: Blending Dual Paradigms. ANS. Advances in nursing science, 26(1), 77.

Also see summary here

Joanne R. Duffy 

Dr. Duffy served as West Virginia University Hospitals Endowed Professor of Research and Evidence-based Practice at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, and an adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN.  She actively teaches nursing theory, research, and leadership in PhD, DNP, and honor programs and directs dissertations and scholarly projects. She has held various administrative positions directing medical, rehabilitation, critical care, emergency, and transplantation nursing services at both community and academic medical centers. She also directed a Center for Outcomes Analysis, a nurse-led department for improving the quality of cardiovascular services. She has published extensively across the nursing literature, but is best known for her work in maximizing patient outcomes. Dr. Duffy was the first to link nurse caring to patient outcomes, designed and tested multiple versions of the Caring Assessment Tool, and developed the Quality Caring Model. Her book, Quality Caring in Nursing: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Research, received the AJN book of the year award in 2009. Dr. Duffy was the PI or co-investigator for several important projects and clinical trials, has held leadership positions with various nursing organizations, and has received several nursing awards. (from https://www.springerpub.com/w/nursing/a-video-interview-with-joanne-duffy-author-of-quality-caring-in-nursing-and-health-systems-second-edition/)