Focused Caring (Mentored CE)

Caregiver holding the hand of a patient.

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:

  1. Define caring.
  2. Identify the importance of caring to patient safety.
  3. Link the five caring categories to expected healing responses.
Course summary

Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Please login or create account to take this course.