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.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide,
Trend#2: Nursing Name: Institution: Instructor: Date: Trend#2: Nursing Introduction The role of nurses in the US is changing rapidly with nurses been continually tasked with a broad range of responsibilities. Caring for patients is increasingly becoming complicated while most healthcare organizations remain understaffed. With most of the population constituting aged people and the increasing rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases, the health care system is faced with high number of complicated illnesses (American Academy of Nursing, 2010). This situation is further complicated by political forces as the politicians move to prove the prowess in terms of policy development. This paper seeks to investigate the current trends in nursing practice and healthcare in general and to try and make predictions about future developments in nursing. To achieve this role, the paper uses different both primary and secondary sources where past literature is examined and feedback from three nurses evaluated. The Changing Role of Nurses With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, the number of patients visiting hospitals rose significantly as they seek to leap from high quality and cost effective care. Nursing organizations, including but not limited to the American Nursing Association were keen on supporting the new reforms and emphasize on primary and preventive care. The American Nursing Association (ANA) is a s