Strengths-Based Nursing (SBN) foundational roots are Nightingale and the McGill Model of Nursing. SBN develops, extends, and re-conceptualizes elements of the McGill Model of Nursing resulting in a more integrated, in-depth philosophical vision and pragmatic approach to family nursing. SBN is a value driven approach to guide nursing action in caring for persons and families that is founded on principles of: 1-Person/family centered care; 2- Empowerment; 3-Health promotion and healing; 4- Collaborative partnership; 5-Innate capacities for health and healing. SBN works with the person and family’s inner strengths and outer resources to maximize level of functioning and well-being to promote health and create conditions for healing.
Gottlieb, L. N. (2013). Strengths-based nursing care: Health and healing for persons and family. New York, NY: Springer. [Portugese translation under development]
Gottlieb, L. N. (2014). CE: Srengths-Based Nursing. Strengths-Based Nursing: A holistic approach to care, grounded in eight core values. American Journal of Nursing, 114(8), 24-32. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000453039.70629.e2
Gottlieb. L. N., & Benner, P. (November 2013). Strengths-Based Nursing: Moving beyond deficits in nursing practice and nursing education. Educating Nurses Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.educatingnurses.com/articles/strengths-based-nursing-moving-beyond-deficits-in-nursing-practice-and-nursing-education/
Gottlieb, L. N., & Ponzoni, N. (in press). Strengths-Based Nursing: A value driven approach to practice. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & A. L. Whall (Eds.), Conceptual models of nursing: The international imperative (5th ed.). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pearson.
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