Health care is changing at a rapid pace. Nurses and other healthcare professionals across the country are looking to implement caring values and the promotion of intra- and inter-professional dialogue in order to improve the health care system. Dr. Savina Schoenhofer, co-author of Health Care System Transformation for Nursing and Health Care Leaders: Implementing a Culture of Caring discusses how a culture of caring can shape the health care system, how the caring culture is different than other culture movements, and the model "Dance of Caring Persons".
How is a Caring Culture Different From Other Cultural Movements in Health Care?
The Organizational Model "Dance of Caring Persons"
This is a time-tested, practical guide for nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to transform their healthcare systems based on caring values and the promotion of intra- and inter-professional dialogue among stakeholders. It describes a theoretically grounded model created by nurses for transforming the culture of healthcare systems at all levels, and features tested strategies that facilitate accessibility, efficiency, effectiveness, and enhanced outcomes.
About the Author
Savina Schoenhofer, PhD, MEd, MN, BSN, is a Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. As collaborating author with Anne Boykin, Dr. Schoenhofer has published Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice and has written chapters for numerous other titles. She has authored multiple journal articles in Mental Health Nursing, Nursing & Health Science, Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing, International Journal of Human Caring, Nursing Science Quarterly, Nursing Administrative Quarterly, and others. She is noted as an authority on Caring Science and was named a "Living Legend" in 2003 by the International Association for Human Caring.