Practices from the Past

Catherine McAuley’s philosophy of careful nursing was applicable in pre-Nightingale times and is applicable today. Select one of the 10 key concepts of the philosophy of careful nursing and describe how it might have been applied in McAuley’s time and how it might be applied in your professional nursing practice today.

This week we get to examine lessons from our professional history to integrate clinical judgment into current professional nursing practice. “Careful Nursing” is an interesting philosophy designed by Catherine McAuley before Florence radically impacted our profession. Some of these concepts are relevant today – take a moment to highlight one of these concepts and discuss the relevance to your professional practice today.