Nursing Culture at Baxter Regional Medical Center
A Patient-Focused Nursing Culture
Nursing at Baxter Regional Medical Center is more than “just a job”
it is our culture that sets us apart from other institutions. Our philosophy
is patient focused in providing the best care possible.
BRMC Nursing Division’s Shared Governance Councils chose a nursing
theory representing relationship-based care. Kristen Swanson's middle-range
Theory of Caring focuses on informed caring for the well – being
of others, and cites five basic subcomponents: knowing, being with, doing
for, enabling, and maintaining belief (Swanson, 1991). The theory's
objective promotes the dignity, respect, and empowerment of all relationships.
Nursing practice demonstrates that caring about patients is as important
to patient well-being as caring for them (Tonges. 2011).
Swanson, K. (May/June 1991). Empirical development of a middle range theory
of caring. Nursing Research, 40 (3). Retrieved January 2, 2014 from
Tonges, M. and Ray, J. (2011). Translating caring theory into practice.
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