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  1. Tonges, Mary PhD, FAAN, NEA-BC, RN
  2. McCann, Meghan MSN, NE-BC, RN
  3. Strickler, Jeff MA, CEN, NE-BC, RN


While theory-based practice is a Magnet(R) characteristic, translating theories to practice remains challenging. As a result, theory-guided practice remains an ideal rather than a realized goal in many organizations. This article provides an overview of a research-derived caring theory, a translational model for theory-driven practice, implementation of a delivery model designed to translate theory across the acute and ambulatory care continuum, and resulting outcomes in oncology clinics and the emergency department.