Nurses make up the greatest sector of health care workers, and are vital to meeting the objectives of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). Identifying the barriers that nurses face, and recommending a plan to overcome those barriers, were the goals of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in their two-year movement to “assess and transform the nursing profession” (The National Academies of Sciences, 2016). This paper will recapitulate the IOM report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. It will also recognize the position of the RWJF and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. It will stress the implication of the IOM report as it
“Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status” (American Telemedicine Association, 2013). Telemedicine is the use of technology such as email, mobile devices, and computers to communicate health information (Mayoclinic.com, 2014). Telemedicine has enabled the use of communication technologies by healthcare professionals for the evaluation, diagnose, and the treatment of patients in rural areas (GlobalMed.com, 2014). Telemedicine is used in a variety of health care services like primary care, patients monitoring, health information sharing, health education (America Telemedicine Association, 2013). These services are delivered using various mechanisms such as video conferencing, personal health apps, e-visits (Mayoclinic.com, 2014). These technologies have been proven to increase access, to be cost efficient, to improve quality, and intensify patients’ satisfaction according to the America Telemedicine Association.
This paper will review the historic and current field of nursing and look at goals for its future. It will examine a vision document created in 2002 by a diverse group of nursing associations which outlines an ideal of what the future of nursing should look like as well as the areas that need to be focused on in order to achieve this ideal state. This document will also be used in the examination of the current nursing issue of bullying among nurses. To begin the author will discuss what nursing has looked like throughout history.
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 field of nursing provides one the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Nurses interact directly with patients at times of hardship, vulnerability, and loss. The nursing profession has been around for decades. Due to the contribution from historical leaders in nursing, the nurse’s role has progressed over time. Although the roles of nurses have evolved throughout the years, one thing has remained the same: the purpose in giving the best patient care.
Looking back at the evolution of our profession, one cannot help but wonder about its future. Our health system has become a key political issue, and an even higher rate of change is only to be expected. Nurses will be at the front line of that tidal wave, where challenge and opportunity go hand in hand.
As defined as a discipline, profession, and area of practice, nursing is based upon the maintenance of a patient’s health and recovery, from mental or physical illness or injury. Nurses aid an individual or individuals sick or well. There are four major principal characteristics that further define nursing care: phenomena that concern nurses, theories for nursing intervention, nursing action taken, evaluation of the effects about phenomena. This research paper will help me to learn more about this perspective field of healthcare. Throughout this research paper, I will discuss their education, duties, work environments, job outlooks, and their pay.
The future of nursing: Leading change advancing health [Report]. (2010). Retrieved from The Institute of Medicine: http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing/Future%20of%20Nursing%202010%20Recommendations.pdf
The nursing profession that has a workforce of over three million registered nurses is the backbone of the United States of America’s healthcare system that efficiently responds to the nations’ health needs. However, the nursing fraternity faces a number of challenges that make it strenuous for it to meet the present and future needs of the health care sector. Shortage in the number of nurses, a fewer number of experienced nurses in terms of advancing education as well as technological change pose a great danger for the future of nursing and the healthcare sector as a whole. Thus, these challenges have to be solved so as to ensure a reliable, stable and competent nursing workforce functioning at all levels of health
The author’s sources support the conclusion that innovations in health technology will help improve patient care. Using not only Dr. Martin but others who are being trained in the field such as Sean Hayes, a Baylor MB/Healthcare/MSIS candidate, who in the article spoke of how a physician can be patched in by video and do a distance consult, which he saw as cost sharing in rural areas at may not be able to afford
Nursing is a balance of professional qualities like caring, ethics and competencies. Science and technology are weaved in to provide safe practices for now and in the future. In the following paragraphs; I define what a professional is in my opinion along with how I came to find myself in the nursing program, how research is important and the past and the future of nursing.
“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
The unit I worked at, we are very familiar with telemedicine (telehealth) especially in the weekends/holidays when we don’t have providers on site available to assess and evaluate patients who need their expertise. After patients are evaluated and admitted to our floor, they describe their experience about telemedicine as convenient, minimal waiting time, and getting an instant medical answer. Whereas the disadvantages of using telemedicine are a power outage, slow internet connection, loss of privacy and confidentiality, no consultation, and even no stable patient-nurse relationship. According to WHO, despite those barriers, telemedicine has the potential to decrease emergency room visits and hospitalizations, promote quality care for patients
A myriad of challenges are faced in healthcare today. From over-crowding and long waiting lists to staff shortages which have knock on effects resulting in inadequate skills mix and unacceptable nurse-patient ratios. An aging population, high birth rates and an increase in chronic diseases also puts pressure on the healthcare system. The nursing role has had to evolve in response to changing societal needs and the challenges in the healthcare system today. (McCurry et al. 2009). This can bring additional challenges to nurses’ professional identity. ??