Professional Nursing Practice in the Orthopedic Care Setting

  • Stephanie GoldbergEmail author
  • Patricia Quinlan


The Magnet Model for Nursing Excellence® provides a conceptual framework to guide orthopedic nursing practice. Patient assessment is the cornerstone of care delivery. Communication of assessment information is key to effective care coordination. The nurse coaches and supports patients and families through multiple care transitions. Patient and family education builds knowledge and self-care competency.


Orthopedic nursing excellence Patient assessment Care coordination Patient education Nurse specialization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of NursingNew YorkUSA

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