The Strengths-Based Value Wheel

What is Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare?

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The Strengths-Based Value Wheel is used to uncover and discover information to assess and create a negotiated plan of care that meets a person's  goals. The SBNH Value wheel can be used in all situations: practice, management, education, research.  Each value directs what to look for, what to listen for, what to ask about. When the values are considered together, they provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the issues.

​Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare (SBNH), is both a philosophy and an integrated value-driven approach to guide nursing and health care.

SBNH focuses on the whole, what is working, what the person does best, what is functioning and then situates the issues within the larger context of the person's and family's particular circumstances and abilities in order to maximize health and minimize, contain, and circumvent challenges including disease in order to facilitate healing.

SBNH is founded on principles of person/family-centered care, empowerment, innate and acquired capacities for health and mechanisms of healing (inner and outer strengths), relational care, and collaborative partnership. It's a comprehensive approach that brings all of these principles  together under one umbrella and extends them to all  relationships—nurses with patients, staff with staff, managers and clinical leaders, teachers with students.