As the country focuses on the restructuring of the U.S. health care delivery system, nurses will continue to play an important role. It is expected that more and more nursing jobs will become available out in the community, and fewer will be available in acute care hospitals.
1. Write an informal presentation (500-700 words) to educate nurses about how the practice of nursing is expected to grow and change. Include the concepts of continuity or continuum of care, accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health clinics.
2. Share your presentation with nurse colleagues on your unit or department and ask them to offer their impressions of the anticipated changes to health care delivery and the new role of nurses in hospital settings, communities, clinics, and medical homes.
3. In 800-1,000 words summarize the feedback shared by three nurse colleagues and discuss whether their impressions are consistent with what you have researched about health reform.
4. A minimum of three scholarly references are required for this assignment.
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Nursing and Patient Care Model
The United States, just like any other nation around the globe has been facing challenges when it comes to proper health care delivery. There has been a high demand for health care services, in particular with the aging American population. From the report of the AARP, it was noted that the biggest problem in the healthcare sector is the coordination among the healthcare givers (Susan & Susan, 2012). The menace has led to unnecessary rehospitalization, repeated procedures and tests, and difficulty in discharging of patients. These are some of the key issues why the country has put its focus in restructuring the systems of health care.
Nurses play a significant role in the health sector. What it implies is that this industry will not be left behind. The sector is expected to be affected by the changes that the health care sector will undertake. The transformation or change will require a thorough think over of the professional role, nurses, in this context. There are new healthcare structures which come with new functions as outlined in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Peter & Catherine et. al, 2012). The nursing profession would require advanced educational transformation, the transformation of the nursing leadership and removal of all the barriers in care and practice.
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