CDH Professional Practice Model

Nursing Professional Practice Model at Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital’s Professional Practice Model is Relationship Based Care (RBC):

“The RBC model provides both the philosophical foundation and practical infrastructure to achieve organization-wide transformation in the way care and service are provided to patients and their families. In this model, relationships are the central focus and people from every level and area of the organization are invited to contribute to the organization’s transformation.”

(Relationship-Based Care A Model for Transforming Practice, ed. Mary Koloroutis, June 2008).

The three crucial relationships are: care provider’s relationship with patient and family, care provider’s relationship with self, and care provider’s relationship with colleagues. Every decision we make and every action we take supports the creation of a healing culture that is patient and family centered, safe, and compassionate.

Northwestern Medicine Relationship Based Care model.