Focused Caring (Mentored CE)
Swanson's Caring Theory outlines five ways of caring for patients that can help them feel understood, valued, safe, capable and hopeful. Through case studies and personal anecdotes, Dr. Swanson relates the history and practical application of her theory of care.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Define caring.
- Identify the importance of caring to patient safety.
- Link the five caring categories to expected healing responses.
Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, WA