ILC Recommended Publications

The ILC Steering Committee and Members have been contributing the Fundamentals of Care dialogue for more than a decade, and have produced many resources and publications that add to the weight of evidence about the importance of delivering Fundamental Care globally.

A number of these publications are listed below (in author alphabetical order) that the ILC recommends for more information and reference.

Alderman, J., Kastelein, C., Feo, R., Frensham, L., Salamon, Y., & Kitson, A. (2018). Prioritizing the fundamentals of care within pre-licensure nursing curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 57, 498-501. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20180720-09
Archibald, M.M., & Barnard, A. (2018). Futurism in nursing: Technology, robotics and the fundamentals of care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2473-2480.
Avallin, T., Muntlin Athlin, A., Bjorck, M., & Jangland, E. (2020). Using communication to manage missed nursing care: A case study applying the Fundamentals of Care Framework, Journal of Nursing Management, 28, 2091-2102.
Avallin, T., Muntlin Athlin, A., Sorensen, E., Kitson, A., Bjorck, M. & Jangland, E. (2018). Person-centred pain management for the patient with acute abdominal pain: An ethnography informed by the Fundamentals of Care Framework. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74, 2596-2609.
Bagnasco, A., Zanini, M., Dasso, N., (…), Catania, G., & Sasso, L. (2020). Dignity, privacy, respect and choice – A scoping review of measurement of these concepts within acute healthcare practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1832-1857.
Collier, A., De Bellis, A., Hosie, A., (…), Rodrigues, J., & Bevan, A. (2020). Fundamental care for people with cognitive impairment in the hospital setting: A study combining positive organisational scholarship and video-reflexive ethnography. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1957-1967.
Conroy, T. (2018). Factors influencing the delivery of the fundamentals of care: Perceptions of nurses, nursing leaders and healthcare consumers. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2373-2386.
Conroy, T., Feo, R., Alderman, J., & Kitson, A. (2016). Building nursing practice: The Fundamentals of Care Framework. In J. Crisp, C. Douglas, G. Rebeiro & D. Waters (Eds.), Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 5e. Elsevier Australia, pp. 15-29
Conroy, T., Feo, R., Boucaut, R., Alderman, J., & Kitson, A. (2017). Role of effective nurse-patient relationships in enhancing patient safety. Nursing Standard, 31, 53-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10801
Donnelly, F., Feo, R., Jangland, E., & Muntlin Athlin, A. (2019). The management of patients with acute abdominal pain in the Emergency Department: A qualitative study of nurse perceptions. Australasian Emergency Care, 22, 97-102. doi: 10.1016/j.auec.2019.04.002
Feo, R., & Kitson, A. (2016). Promoting patient-centred fundamental care in acute healthcare systems: A discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.01.006
Feo, R., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (2018). How fundamental aspects of nursing care are defined in the literature: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2189-2229. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14313
Feo, R., Conroy, T., Alderman, J., & Kitson, A. (2016). Engaging Patients and Keeping them Safe. In J. Crisp, C. Douglas, G. Rebeiro & D. Waters (Eds.), Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 5e. Elsevier Australia, pp. 30-44.
Feo, R., Conroy, T., Alderman, J., & Kitson, A. (2017). Implementing fundamental care in clinical practice. Nursing Standard, 31, 52-62. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10765
Feo, R., Conroy, T., Jangland, E., Muntlin Athlin, A., Brovall, M., Parr, J., Blomberg, K., & Kitson, A. (2018). Towards a standardised definition for fundamental care: A modified Delphi study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2285-2299. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14247
Feo, R., Conroy, T., Marshall, R., Rasmussen, P., Wiechula, R., & Kitson, A. (2017). Using holistic interpretive synthesis to create practice-relevant guidance for person-centred fundamental care delivered by nurses. Nursing Inquiry, 24, e12152. doi: 10.1111/nin.12152
Feo, R., Conroy, T., Wiechula, R., Rasmussen, P., & Kitson, A. (2019). Instruments measuring behavioral aspects of the nurse-patient relationship: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14947
Feo, R., Donnelly, F., Frensham, L., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (2018). Embedding fundamental care in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Results from a pilot study. Nurse Education in Practice, 31, 20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2018.04.008
Feo, R., Donnelly, F., Muntlin Athlin, A., & Jangland, E. (2019). Providing high-quality fundamental care for patients with acute abdominal pain: A qualitative study of patients’ experiences in acute care. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 33, 110-123. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-02-2018-0037
Feo, R., Frensham, L., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (2019). “It’s Just Common Sense”: Preconceptions and myths of fundamental care. Nurse Education in Practice, 36, 82-84. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2019.03.006
Feo, R., Kumaran, S., Conroy, T., Heuzenroeder, L., Kitson, A. (accepted 28/04/2021). An evaluation of instruments measuring behavioural aspects of the nurse-patient relationship. Nursing Inquiry. doi: 10.1111/nin.12425
Feo, R., Rasmussen, P., Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (2017). Developing effective and caring nurse-patient relationships. Nursing Standard, 31, 54-62. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10735
Granero-Molina, J., Fernández-Sola, C., Mateo-Aguilar, E., (…), Román-López, P., & Hernández-Padilla, J.M. (2018). Fundamental care and knowledge interests: Implications for nursing science. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2489-2495.
Huisman, G., Feo, R., Vermeulen, H., & Heinen, M. (2018). Students’ perspectives on basic nursing care education. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2450-2459. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14278
Jangland, E., Mirza, N. A., Conroy, T., Merriman, C. D., Suzui, E., Nishimura, A. & Ewens, A. (2018). Nursing students’ understanding of the Fundamentals of Care: A cross-sectional study in five countries. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2460-2472
Jangland, E., Kitson, A. & Muntlin Athlin, A. (2016). Patients with acute abdominal pain describe their experiences of fundamental care across the acute care episode: A multi-stage qualitative case study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 791-801.
Jangland, E., Teodorsson, T., Molander, K., & Muntlin Athlin, Å. (2018). Inadequate environment, resources and values lead to missed nursing care: A focused ethnographic study on the surgical ward using the Fundamentals of Care framework. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2311-2321.
Jeffs, L., Muntlin Athlin, A., Needleman, J., Wasserman, P., Jackson, D. & Kitson, A. (2018). Building the foundation to generate a fundamental care standardised data set. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2481-2488.
Kerr, F., Wiechula, R., Feo, R., Schultz, T., & Kitson, A. (2019). The neurophysiology of human touch and eye gaze and its effects on therapeutic relationships and healing: A scoping review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17, 209-247. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003549
Kitson, A. (2016). Why do we need to study the fundamentals of care? Nursing Leadership, 29, 10-16.
Kitson, A. (2017). What is person-centred fundamental care and how do we do it? BMC Nursing, 16.
Kitson, A. (2018). The Fundamentals of Care Framework as a Point-of-Care Nursing Theory. Nursing Research, 67, 99-107.
Kitson, A., & Muntlin Athlin, A. (2013). Development and preliminary testing of a framework to evaluate patients’ experiences of the fundamentals of care: A secondary analysis of three stroke survivor narratives. Nursing Research and Practice..
Kitson, A., Carr, D., Conroy, T., Feo, R., Gronkjaer, M., Huisman-de Waal, G., Jackson, D., Jeffs, L., Merkley, J., Muntlin Athlin, A., Parr, J., Richards, D., Sørensen, E., & Wengström, Y. (2019). Speaking Up for Fundamental Care: The ILC Aalborg Statement. BMJ Open, 9, e033077. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033077
Kitson, A., Dow, C., Calabrese, J., Locock, L. & Muntlin Athlin, A. (2013). Stroke survivors’ experiences of the fundamentals of care: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 392-403
Kitson, A., Feo, R., Lawless, M., Arciuli, J., Clark, R., Golley, R., Lange, B., Ratcliffe, J., & Robinson, S. (accepted 24/04/2021). Towards a unifying, interdisciplinary Caring Life-Course Theory for better self-care and caring across the lifespan: A discussion paper. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.14887
Kitson, A., Muntlin Athlin, A., & Conroy, T. (2014). Anything but Basic: Nursing’s Challenge in Meeting Patients’ Fundamental Care Needs. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46, 331-339.
Kitson, A., Robertson-Malt, S., & Conroy, T. (2013). Identifying the fundamentals of care within Cochrane systematic reviews: The role of the Cochrane nursing care field fundamentals of care node. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19, 109-115.
Kitson, A., Conroy, T., Kuluski, K., Locock, L. & Lyons, R. (2013). Reclaiming and redefining the Fundamentals of Care: Nursing’s response to meeting patients’ basic human needs. University of Adelaide; Adelaide, South Australia.
Kitson, A., Conroy, T., Wengstrom, Y., Profetto-McGrath, J. & Robertson-Malt, S. (2010). Defining the fundamentals of care. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16, 423-434.
Lewis, A., Harvey, G., Hogan, M. & Kitson, A. L. (2019). Can oral healthcare for older people be embedded into routine community aged care practice? A realist evaluation using normalisation process theory. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 94, 32-41.
Lewis, A., Kitson, A., & Harvey, G. (2016). Improving oral health or older people in the home care setting: An exploratory implementation study. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35, 273-280.
Lillekroken, D. (2020). ”A privilege but also a challenge” Nurse educators’ perceptions about teaching fundamental care in a simulated learning environment: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 2011-2022.
Mackie, B.R., Marshall, A., & Mitchell, M. (2018). Acute care nurses’ views on family participation and collaboration in fundamental care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2346-2359.
Matinolli, H.-M., Mieronkoski, R., & Salanterä, S. (2020). Health and medical device development for fundamental care: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1822-1831.
Meehan, T.C., Timmins, F., & Burke, J. (2018). Fundamental care guided by the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2260-2273.
Minton, C., Batten, L., & Huntington, A. (2018). The impact of a prolonged stay in the ICU on patients’ fundamental care needs. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2300-2310.
Mudd, A., Feo, R., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (accepted 04/07/2020). Where and how does fundamental care fit within seminal nursing theories: A narrative review and synthesis of key nursing concepts. Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Muntlin Athlin, Å. (2018). Methods, metrics and research gaps around minimum data sets for nursing practice and fundamental care: A scoping literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2230-2247.
Muntlin Athlin, Å., Brovall, M., Wengstrom, Y., Conroy, T. & Kitson, A. (2018). Descriptions of fundamental care needs in cancer care – An exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2322-2332.
Odgaard, L., Aadal, L., Eskildsen, M., & Poulsen, I. (2020). Using clinical quality databases to monitor the quality of fundamental care: Example with weight status after severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 2031-2038.
Parr, J. M., Bell, J., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2018). Evaluating fundamentals of care: The development of a unit-level quality measurement and improvement programme. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2360-2372 Pentecost, C.,
Pentecost, C., Frost, J., Sugg, H.V.R., (…) Goodwin, V.A., & Richards, D.A. (2020). Patients’ and nurses’ experiences of fundamental nursing care: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1858-1882.
Rey, S., Voyer, P., Bouchard, S., & Savoie, C. (2020). Finding the fundamental needs behind resistance to care: Using the Fundamentals of Care Practice Process. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1774-1787.
Richards, D.A., & Frost, J. (2018). Amalgamation of Marginal Gains (AMG) as a potential system to deliver high-quality fundamental nursing care: A qualitative analysis of interviews from high-performance AMG sports and healthcare practitioners. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2387-2402.
Richards, D.A., Hilli, A., Pentecost, C., Goodwin, V.A., & Frost, J. (2018). Fundamental nursing care: A systematic review of the evidence on the effect of nursing care interventions for nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2179-2188
Schultz, T., Roupas, P., Wiechula, R., Krause, D., Gravier, S., Tuckett, A., Hines, S. & Kitson, A. (2016). Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: An umbrella review of systematic reviews. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14, 257-308.
van Belle, E., Giesen, J., Conroy, T., van Mierlo, M., Vermeulen, H., Huisman-de Waal, G. & Heinen, M. (2020). Exploring person-centred fundamental nursing care in hospital wards: A multi-site ethnograhy. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1933-1944.
Voldbjerg, S.L., Laugesen, B., Bahnsen, I.B., (…), Grønkjær, M., & Sørensen, E.E. (2018). Integrating the fundamentals of care framework in baccalaureate nursing education: An example from a nursing school in Denmark. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2506-2515.
Voldbjerg, S.L., Lyng Larsen, K., Nielsen, G., & Laugesen, B. (2020). Exploring nursing students’ use of the Fundamentals of Care Framework in case-based work. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 1968-1980.
Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., Kitson, A., Marshall, R., Whitaker, N. & Rasmussen, P. (2016). Umbrella review of the evidence: What factors influence the caring relationship between a nurse and patient? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 723-734.
Zwakhalen, S.M.G., Hamers, J.P.H., Metzelthin, S.F., (…), Huisman-de Waal, G., & Schuurmans, M.J. (2018). Basic nursing care: The most provided, the least evidence based – A discussion paper. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 2496-2505