The Albrecht Nursing Model for Home Health Care: Implications for Research, Practice, and Education


  • Mary Nies Albrecht Ph.D., R.N.

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    1. Mary Nies Albrecht, Ph.D., R.N. is Assistant Professor of Nursing, Deicke Center for Nursing Education, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
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Home health care has become increasingly popular with consumers. Despite this movement of care away from the hospital, the literature does not contain a comprehensive nursing model of home health care. The need for a model to guide nursing research and ultimately, nursing practice and education is apparent. Four health service delivery models are available to be applied to home health care nursing; however, analysis of all four demonstrates a need for one specific to home care nursing.