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Laying the Foundation for the National TeleNursing Center: Integration of the Quality-Caring Model Into TeleSANE Practice

NCJ Number
Journal of Forensic Nursing Volume: 15 Issue: 3 Dated: July/September 2019 Pages: 143-151
Joan Meunier-Sham; Randi Petricone; Cheryl Re; Leah Gillen
Date Published
9 pages
This article briefly reviews elements of the Quality-Caring Model (QCM), describes the application of the model to the National TeleNursing Center (NTC) Professional Practice Model, and details how teleSANEs integrate the QCM Caring Behaviors into all three phases of its model.
In 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, to pilot the use of telemedicine technology to extend the reach of SANE expertise to six diverse communities across the United States. To meet the goals of this project, the National TeleNursing Center (NTC) developed a three-phase professional practice model integrating the Quality-Caring Model (QCM) to support the delivery of NTC teleSANE services. Using the QCM as a foundation for teleSANE practice ensures that patients experiencing a recent sexual assault who participate in teleSANE encounters receive quality forensic nursing care. The NTC Professional Practice Model provides a quality-based teleSANE model that may be translatable to other areas of telenursing practice. (publisher abstract modified)