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  1. Olsen, Pia Riis PhD, RN
  2. Harder, Ingegerd PhD, RN


Network-focused nursing-a new concept-was generated in a grounded theory study of nurses, teenager and young adults with cancer and their significant others. This article explores and clarifies the concept to prevent it from being normalized and taken for granted in everyday clinical practice and in the literature, and from being limited in growth and meanings. The integrated approach by Meleis combined with the Hybrid Model by Schwartz-Barcott and Kim are used for analysis. Antecedents, attributes and consequences are identified. Network-focused nursing has potential to advance nursing science and to be implemented in other areas of patient care.