The Nightingale Declaration
Boston Children's Hospital has signed on as a supporter of the Nightingale Campaign.
The Nightingale Declaration reads:
"We, the nurses and concerned citizens of the global community, hereby dedicate ourselves to the accomplishment of a healthy world by the year 2020.
We declare our willingness to unite in a program of action, sharing information and solutions to resolve problems and improve conditions -- locally, nationally and globally -- in order to achieve health for all humanity.
We further resolve to adopt personal practices and to implement public policies in our communities and nations, making this goal for the year 2020 achievable and inevitable, beginning today in our own lives, in the life of our nations and in the world at large."
Children's Nurses Write About the Nightingale Metric
Staff nurses at Boston Children's Hospital worked together to identify what was important to the patients and families they cared for, measured how often nurses performed these interventions, and used the data to improve the care they provide. This initiative, the Nightingale Metric Project, can serve as a model for ongoing measurement and improvement of nursing care in all settings.
A copy of the article about this project can be obtained by clicking the link below.