The ANA has stated, “Education for those in the health-care professions must increase in depth and breadth as scientific knowledge expands” (Catalano, 2012, p.91) According to Catalano, there has been a lack of adequate preparation for educating clients with self-management concerns, particularly clients with chronic illnesses, and this lack of education is a serious violation of ethical responsibilities by health care providers. Do you agree or disagree with these statement and why? Is the failure to properly educate clients the fault of the Nurse? Does the Nurse’s level of education matter? Why do you feel that way?
Predict whether or not embracing the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) standard will either benefit or damage MinuteClinic’s overall profitability. Visualize three (3) patient issues that may arise as a result of implementing an electronic record that can be easily transferred from clinic to physician. Next, propose a plan to proactively address any one (1) of the patient issues that you identified. Justify your response.
Investigate the cost of treating a patient with tricyclic antidepressants versus SSRIs or with typical antipsychotic medication versus an atypical antipsychotic medication. If you were a nurse case manager, how would you justify use of the more expensive drug to the managed care organization?
Many of you have experience in complex adaptive systems whether you realize it or not. Thinking about your future practice specialty area, identify an issue or concern common to your future practice setting. (Note: This can be the same practice issue identified in Week 5.) In your initial response, please identify your specialty track, as well as the issue or concern. Discuss how this issue or concern impacts the system at the micro, meso, and macro levels. How will you address this issue or concern at the microsystem level? What is the expected impact of your solution on the meso- […]
Is it possible to eliminate health disparities in the United States? Why or why not? What are some of the key strategies advocated by the readings? Do you notice any similar themes in the assigned articles?