Professional Practice Model
What is a Professional Practice Model?
A Professional Practice Model is a schematic that symbolizes our beliefs, values, theories, and systems for nursing practice. The Stanford Health Care (SHC) Professional Practice (PPM) represents a framework for nursing excellence and is a unique depiction of all the key components of nursing practice at SHC. It represents nursing practice across every setting: inpatient, outpatient, and interventional care venues.
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Why is it important to have a model?
A Professional Practice Model defines the components of nursing practice in a way that brings significance to our daily work. At SHC, this Professional Practice Model unifies nursing practice throughout the system.
At Stanford Health Care, the care we provide for our patients and families is guided by the following values (image on left).
Who was involved in the development of this model?
In January 2010, about 60 nurses from across the organization were invited to a model-defining meeting. The best experience of the day was to reawaken our excitement of what it means to be a Stanford nurse. The Coordinating Council, which is comprised of the leadership of all the Shared Governance Councils, served as the approval body for the final model.
H ONESTY ensures truthful open exchange at all times.
E XCELLENCE and EDUCATION result in continuous discovery.
A DVOCACY is essential for excellent patient outcomes.
R ESPECT for individual differences and diversity guides our behavior.
T EAMWORK results in collaboration and cooperation across the continuum.