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 (by year, and then in author alphabetical order) that the ILC recommends for more information and reference.

Recent ILC Recommended Publications: 2021 and 2022
  • Blackman, I. & Mudd, A. (2022). An empirical analysis of the constructs of Fundamentals of Care Framework using structural equation modelling. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 00, 1– 13.

  • Mudd, A., Feo, R., Voldbjerg, S. L., Laugesen, B., Kitson, A., & Conroy, T. (2022). Nurse managers’ support of fundamental care in the hospital setting. An interpretive description of nurse managers’ experiences across Australia, Denmark, and New Zealand. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 00, 1– 13.

  • Richards DA, Sugg HV, Cockcroft E, Cooper J, Cruickshank S, Doris F, Hulme C, Logan P, Iles-Smith H, Melendez-Torres GJ, Rafferty AM, Reed N, Russell AM, Shepherd M, Singh SJ, Thompson Coon J, Tooze S, Wootton S, Abbott R, Bethel A, Creanor S, Quinn L, Tripp H, Warren FC, Whear R, Bollen J, Hunt HA, Kent M, Morgan L, Morley N, Romanczuk L. (2021). COVID-NURSE: evaluation of a fundamental nursing care protocol compared with care as usual on experience of care for noninvasively ventilated patients in hospital with the SARS-CoV-2 virus-protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open;11(5):e046436. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046436. PMID: 34039574.
  • Conroy, T., Pinero de Plaza, M. A., Mudd, A., Mitchell, M., Kitson, A. (2021) Measuring fundamental care using complexity science: A descriptive case study of a methodological innovation. Journal of Clinical Nursing 00, 1– 10.

  • Whear, R.,  Abbott, R. A.,  Bethel, A.,  Richards, D. A.,  Garside, R.,  Cockcroft, E.,  Iles-Smith, H.,  Logan, P. A., Rafferty, A. M.,  Shepherd, M.,  Sugg, H. V. R.,  Russell, A. M.,  Cruickshank, S.,  Tooze, S.,  Melendez-Torres, G. J., &  Thompson Coon, J. (2021).  Impact of COVID-19 and other infectious conditions requiring isolation on the provision of and adaptations to fundamental nursing care in hospital in terms of overall patient experience, care quality, functional ability, and treatment outcomes: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing,  00,  1– 31.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 2020 Oct;29(19-20):3652-3666. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15420
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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., 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
  • 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., 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.
  • Kitson, A. (2018). The Fundamentals of Care Framework as a Point-of-Care Nursing Theory. Nursing Research, 67, 99-107.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., & 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., 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., 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.