Advancing nursing practice through fundamental care delivery

Mary Ryder, Alison L. Kitson, Toni Slotnes O'Brien, Fiona Timmins

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There is growing awareness that there needs to be a reorientation of the nursing profession towards the fundamentals of care (Feo et al., 2019). These fundamentals often receive a low priority in clinical practice settings (Feo et al., 2019), and gaps in fundamental care provision are being exposed in nursing care internationally (McSherry et al., 2018). The concern is significant worldwide, and for this reason, many initiatives are developing to tackle the issue. The International Learning Collaborative (ILC) (2021), a global social learning and lobbying network, is leading the way on this. This network is committed to improving the delivery of person-centred and safe fundamental care, promoting excellence of fundamental care through the integration of clinical practice, research and education, and share the best evidence of Fundamentals of Care (FoC) (ILC, 2021; Kitson, 2018)...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Issue number3
Early online date1 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • Nursing
  • Fundamentals of care
  • Wellbeing
  • Clinical practice settings


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