Nursing Philosophy

We believe that caring relationships are at the core of our nursing practice.

UC San Diego Health Nursing Philosophy

We care for our patients and their families, our health care team members, ourselves, and each other as nurses. Our nursing practice is based on Joanne Duffy’s Quality Caring Model which explains that feeling cared for is essential to achieving exceptional outcomes.

Duffy, J. R. (2013). Quality caring in nursing and health systems : implications for clinicians, educators, and leaders (2 ed.). New York, NY Springer Pub.