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About the Author
Dr. Joanne Duffy has over 35 years of nursing experience encompassing clinical, administrative, and academic roles. She is currently a Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Duffy has coordinated three graduate nursing programs and has held various administrative positions in nursing services. She has published extensively across the nursing literature, but is most known for her work in maximizing patient outcomes. Dr. Duffy was the first to link nurse caring to patient outcomes and has designed the Caring Assessment Tool in multiple versions. Dr. Duffy was the Principle Investigator on the national demonstration project, Relationship-centered Caring in Acute Care, where the Quality-Caring Model was evaluated at two sites and she directed the Telehomecare and Heart Failure Outcomes project. She was a consultant to the American Nurses Association (ANA) in the development and implementation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) and is currently the chair of the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Nursing Educational Research Advisory Council (NERAC). Dr. Duffy is the recipient of several awards and a Magnet Appraiser. She is an outspoken proponent of quality healthcare particularly for hospitalized older adults and employs innovative approaches to educate healthcare providers on relationship-building.