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Clinicians in Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCS) at Massachusetts General Hospital have long valued their role in caring for patients and families. The Clinical Recognition Program provides a way to formally recognize professional clinical staff for their expertise. The program recognizes that valuable contributions are made by staff at every level, and excellence is a goal common to all.

The levels and criteria that follow were developed through analyzing the narratives of clinicians in the six disciplines in NPCS—Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, and Speech– Language Pathology—through interviews and through validating the criteria with clinicians and leadership.

TABLE B.1Levels of Practice: Nursing—The Clinician–Patient Relationship
TABLE B.2Levels of Practice: Nursing—Clinical Knowledge and Decision-Making

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