Issues central to the development of nursing in the future are best defined in an article by Barbara Ehrenreich (1979) entitled “The Emergence of Nursing as a Political Force” in Policy & politics in nursing and health care by By Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee. This article was very informative in describing our current healthcare system and the role nurses play as advocates of social and political change. As stated by the ANA in a letter to President Trump in 2016, “as the largest group of healthcare professionals and the nations most trusted profession, nurses are a valuable resource for improving the nation’s healthcare delivery system.” Additionally, the ANA stated that healthcare reform was imperative in this country and should focus on providing
According to Mason, Gardner, Outlaw, & O 'Grady (2016), the four spheres of political action in nursing are government, workplace, professional organization, and community. These four spheres play a significant role in opportunities for nurses to get politically involve. Government sphere focuses on laws and regulations concerning nursing practice, as well as reimbursements for healthcare, and influencing local, state, and national policies (Nault, 2012). Government can also determine what health services people are eligible for at certain age, and determines who receives what type of health services.
Collaboration among health care professionals is defined as assuming complementary roles and cooperatively working together, sharing responsibility for problem solving and making decisions to formulate and carry out plans for patient care. (Fagin, 2008). In any field of health care where physicians and nurses interact with one another for the purpose of quality patient care, it is vital for them to work together as one and understand the needs of their patients as well as each other’s roles and responsibilities. In short, teamwork should prevail for excellent patient service. Therefore, being in full partnership as a nurse with the physician and other healthcare professional is another recommendation that is applied by the RWJ-IOM report.
The health industry we are in today, demands that health professionals retool the way they practice. To support our patients health needs and to meet the needs of regulatory bodies, we must as nurse work collaboratively to provide total patient care. A multi-disciplinary approach does not support the need the complex needs of many clients, no one health discipline can provide all the care that is need for our patients. We must therefore work collaboratively to accomplish good, quality outcomes for our patients and our organizations.
Discourse Communities: A Nursing and Medical Perspective Importance of Nursing Multiple definitions of discourse communities exist, and therefore many questions arise. Where exactly is the line between a discourse community and a speech community drawn? “How [does] a particular discourse community use its discoursal conventions to initiate new members or how [does] the discourse of another reifies particular values or beliefs” (SWALES)? Some may consider musicians as part of a discourse community, or even a good group of friends.
1. What does health policy mean to you and does it impact your daily practice? Health care policy evokes has a negative condensation to me. It evokes this reaction because I am personally opposed to the government being involved in the health care delivery system any level. In my practice I have a seen a dramatic decrease in the number of elective surgeries after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act due to increased copayments.
for Introduction: “Discuss why a sociological perspective is important for nurses/midwives to adopt in their nursing/midwifery practice.” What is the relevance in studying sociology and how can one make use of their knowledge in clinical practice? Sociology outlines how our society developed, is structured and how it functions. It is the study of human society and the behaviour of us in it. (Crossman, 2017)
Different theories about leadership have been described. The leadership construct is complex and multidimensional. NL establishes relationships which influences other people to voluntarily work on related tasks to achieve the goals desired by the group. When nurses are familiar with leadership theories, they can select and adapt the most appropriate proposals to deal with different situations.
Perceptions of Nursing Students at De La Salle Lipa about Public Health Care in the Philippines Introduction Amid the Spanish regime (1591-1898) brother Juan Clemente began Public Health administration through a dispensary in Intramuros in year 1577. In this administration, water sanitation began, little pox immunization was likewise presented and the making of position of region, commonplace additionally national health office happened. In year 1906, the production of Bureau of Health occurred. In year 1912, Public Health Nursing (PHN) began in Cebu.