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Butler Hospital Nurses Lead the Way

Butler Hospital nurses lead the way in providing for the physical, psychological, and emotional needs of patients and are vital members of the interdisciplinary team.

Nursing’s Mission

The mission of Nursing Services is to provide quality, compassionate nursing care to patients of all ages 24 hours a day based on each individuals needs.

Nursing adheres to the professional standards set forth in the hospital’s Compassionate Care Service Standards, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association standards of practice, the American Nurses Association code of ethics and the Rhode Island State Nurse Practice Act.

Nursing’s Vision

To achieve important advances in psychiatric nursing interventions that foster recovery and improved patient outcomes for individuals with psychiatric illness. To be recognized as leaders for excellence and innovation through our nursing services, education, and research.

Nursing’s Values

These four core values facilitate the healing and recovery of our patients.

Leadership. Nurses take the initiative to provide and direct patient care in collaboration with the patient, family and treatment team.

Evidence-based practice. Nurses seek evidence based practices to inform our interventions, to support our accountability for providing quality nursing care and to provide education for our department, our patients and their families.

Autonomy. Nurses value our autonomous relationship with the patient that is compassionate, fosters trust and promotes healthy recovery.

Dedication. Nurses are dedicated to establishing a therapeutic relationship with each patient that responds to their individual need, reduces the experience of stigma, and supports the patient in their journey to recovery.

Guiding Principles

Professional Nursing Relationships

The principle of collaboration is inherent in nurses’ professional relationships. Collaboration includes respect for each individuals role in the patient’s care and treatment.

Patient Care Delivery Model

The ‘collaborative care model’ is our patient care delivery model. The professional nurse, as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team coordinates patient care and delegates care tasks to other members of the collaborative care team, which includes mental health workers, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants.

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