The IOM report warned that the nursing profession must change, or it would not be able to meet the growing demands that are emerging as a result of health reform, new technologies and an aging population. (George Washington University, 2013) Nurse face with the new opportunities and challenges in reforming future health system. Nurses play an increasingly important role in leadership Nursing health care field is in the process of developing advance information and management systems for the goal of patient center care. And collaborate with all health care team That explicates that nurses will require advance information skills in order to uses this
Social policy is regarded as a science primarily concerned with how the society responds to social needs of its members and also how the members struggle to provide an atmosphere conducive for others. Social policy touches on matters health care systems, inequality and even criminal justice and how challenges that come with addressing these issues can be resolved. In the health care and nursing arena, there exist many challenges worldwide which to a vast extent have contributed to poor or no services to the vulnerable in the society.
The nursing field has experienced plenty of advancements both in technology and medicine since the twentieth century. Not only have these advancements changed the face of nursing but have also become an intricate part of the field. Technology has the capacity to improve patient care and outcomes and is therefore of great importance to nursing. How nurses manage clinical workflows and how they deliver patient care have been completely changed by various innovations in software. The rationale used in selecting the topic of advances in nursing is that the world is fast evolving and so is the healthcare sector. Extensive analysis and synthesizing of knowledge, interpretation of information, research and innovations in nursing has been done over the years. It is interesting to have an in-depth look at what has been done by various influencers in the profession. Purpose of this paper is to demonstrate both technological and medical advancements in the nursing field.
The health care system and nursing practices are undergoing rapid changes, which are as well becoming complex. Preparing nurses balance these changes is a significant challenge. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report explored how nursing profession has to change to bring out a more solid health care system. As a result of these changes, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) decided to examine “Future of Nursing, Leading change and Advancing Health” (Creasia & Fribery, 2011). This paper will discuss the impact of the 2010 IOM report on nursing Education, nursing Practice with emphasis on primary care, its effects on present nursing practice, and the nurse’s role as a leader.
The new IOM report has put a lot of responsibilities on the healthcare industry to change its face from a sick to wellness approach. With this new demand many feel compelled to start a new era in the way of putting the patient at the center of healthcare. With new laws enacted and opportunities at hand nurses have an enormous role to fulfill. Influence by the expectation of the public and our devotion to our calling, great steps are taking to make sure that the patient is receiving excellent care not only in the hospital setting but across the country. An education on what the whole movement entails has raised many questions among nurses who are asked to take a leadership role in the change. In my hospital three nurses were asked about their
Nurses comprise of three million of the United States healthcare professionals. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of medicine proposed an initiative in 2008 to explore and address the need for change in the nursing profession with the end result of a template for the future of nursing. The following were topics that were identified during the two year study. Recommendations from the report recommended more innovative methods for nursing care and an overall improvement for the accessibility to care. The recommendations contained in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health aim for an American health care system that centers on the patient, relies on evidence-based practices, and leads to the improved health
In recent years, the health care system has encountered major transformation in regards to implementation of Affordable care and the role of health care reform in shifting the focus from a disease-oriented health care system towards wellness and prevention care (Edelman, “et al”. 2014). As a part of health care team, nurses has to prepare themselves for this transformation and challenges to accommodate the needs and demands of nation. In order to advance with the challenges and achieve the requirements of the profession, nurses has to immerse in adopting these changes by pursuing higher education.
This workload sometimes makes the nurse taking care of the patient overwhelmed and stressed because he/she feels they are the only one involved in the patients care. Nursing toady allows for collaboration with other disciplines to provide optimal care for the patient involved, other staff are added to the health care team reducing the work load on the primary nurse. The RN is not the only one providing care for the patients assigned but he/she remains the primary nurse and is able to make and change the patients plan of care according to their diagnosis. According to Bayton, (2015) Primary nursing model of care delivery is great for building a nurse patient relationship.” This article shows how the implementation of primary care nursing model promotes an ongoing communication between the patient, family and staff involved in the patients care. The patient is always informed of who their nurse would be for the day by the implementation of white boards in the patients rooms. The patent could build a rapport with the staff because they knew who their nurse was going to be for the day.
We are living in a world where it is not possible to predict the future of our own lives. Unfortunately, bad luck can happen to everyone in the moment we least expect it. A brief resume of an article written by Sharon R. Simon, RN, BSN called “Molly had a most complicated pregnancy” contains a case that gives a perfect example of an unexpected situation that someone could experienced in his /her life. A terrible accident has made Molly; a twenty-five year old woman experienced a horrible and stressful situation that put her unborn baby at risk of mortality as well as her own life. For the nurse who was taking care of Molly, the case was a perfect lesson of determination. As a nurse, one faces daunting task after daunting task and in some cases someone never face something as demanding as Molly’s case. The Watson’s Carative factor of” developing and sustaining a helping-trusting human caring relationship” and the Roach’s C factor of” commitment” are the major caring aspects that are strongly represented in the article.
The demand for nurses, as well as the art of nursing, will always be a major topic when it comes to health care reform, trends, and advancement. Our field is always evolving for the betterment of our patients. Therefore, it is only logical that nurses evolve to keep up with their ever changing environment. Nurses are a vital component to the health care system and work hand in hand with physicians and other healthcare providers. Therefore, having nurses educated at higher levels, working to the fullest extent of their license, and taking on leadership roles are current trends to promote the betterment of the patients as well as make the transition from school to the work field seamless. (IOM, 2011)
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” Art Williams describes people who are looking for the easy option with this quote. Something may be simple, but not necessarily easy to do for most people. It’s the people who willingly do the task many times, which make it look easy. Repetition improves skill to its greatest. Nursing school isn’t the easiest to overcome, but if you study and are willing to put in the effort, then you will eventually succeed at being a qualified nurse. Nurses are a necessity because they are the ones that spend more direct time with the patient, they are on the Frontline of administering the patients treatment. When you are a patient, nurses are your
...ovement, teamwork and collaboration, as well as competency in community and public health and geriatrics. Nurses also are being called upon to fill expanding roles and to master technological tools and information technology systems while collaborating and coordinating care across teams of health professionals. To respond to these increasing demands, the IOM committee calls for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and suggests that they be educated in new ways that better prepare them to meet the needs of the population in the 21st century (IOM, 2011).
The article I chose discusses the continual change in the roles of nurses. The article also poses a concept that nursing now is not based on caring, but medicine. “By accepting continual changes to the role of the nurse, the core function of nursing has become obscured and, despite assuming medical tasks, the occupation continues to be seen in terms of a role that is subordinate to and dependent on medicine.” (Iley 2004) Nurses are taking a more professional role, and more tasks are being delegated to assertive personnel. Therefore, with all these changes occurring, the role of the enrolled nurse is unclear. “Previously, having two levels of qualified nurse in the United Kingdom had been seen as problematic for health service managers and nurses themselves, and the ending of enrolled nurse programs in 1992 helped to solve this problem.” (2004) The study in this article gathered the characteristics of enrolled nurses and differentiated the groups converting to registered nurses, groups in the process of conversion, and groups interested or not interested in conversion. This study reveals the situation of enrolled nurses in context of continuing towards the professionalization of nursing. “The data from this study support the possibility that the role of nurses as direct caregivers is seen as a positive dimension of the work they undertake.” (2004) The findings imply that nurses need to get back to being caregivers, instead of concentrating on obtaining professional status in medicine.
The Institute of Medicine has released a report that discusses the future in nursing. The IOM has developed four key messages that outline the barriers that need to be overcome, so that nurses can work effectively and to their fullest ability.