Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826169430
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice. This topic is critical in today's healthcare reform movement. APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy...[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill."--Doody's Medical Reviews ìGaining a better understanding of the political landscape and its impact on nursing and the APRN practice environment, by learning through textbooks such as this, and then through active involvement at any level in the political process itself, can only strengthen nursing and its influence on health policy .î -Loretta C. Ford, RN, EdD, PNP, FAAN, FAANP From the Foreword This view of health policy from the perspective of APRN practice is a call to action for advanced practice nurses to learn about the impact and implications of current initiatives in health policy. This knowledge will assist them in determining how they define and create positive change for their patients and have an impact on community, national, and world health. This is the only text that satisfies the need for policy discussions for all APNs , it is designed to meet the requirements of both the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. The text encompasses evolving health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally, addressing its impact on advanced practice nursing, APRN roles, care for special populations, health care quality, and patient safety . The book brings together a wealth of information written by luminaries in the field. Dr. Goudreau is a Past President, and Board Member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), and Dr. Smolenski was Director of Certification Services at the ANCC for 11 years, directing certification for 150,000 nurses in over 30 specialties. The text discusses issues surrounding the regulation of APRNs, how the local regulatory environment shapes their practice and how they can shape their local regulatory environment. Additionally, the text brings in international perspectives on how APRNs can and are impacting patient care globally. In order to provide content relevant to a universal APRN readership, each section of the text endeavors to present information from all four APRN perspectives: NPs, CNSs, CRNAs , and CNMs. For all of these roles, the book covers the implications of current and future health policy changes for APRN practice. Key Features: Addresses the role-specific policy informational needs of all APRN roles including NPs, CNSs, CRNAs , and CNMs Brings together in one volume all of the requisite information about health care policy and reform and its impact on advanced practice nursing Meets the requirements of the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum Offers guidance on how APRNs can influence policy development Covers impact and implications of health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally

Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing Second Edition

Author: Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826169457
Format: PDF, ePub
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Praise for the First Edition: "There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice...APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy...[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill." --Doody's Medical Reviews The only book of its kind, this text offers a wealth of information about the role of all types of APRNs (NPs, CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs) in influencing the development and application of health care policy in a wide range of specialties. Featuring nine completely new chapters, the second edition delivers an invigorated focus on developing policy that advocates for vulnerable populations and discusses how the incorporation of interprofessional education has changed and will continue to alter health policy in the U.S. and internationally. The text also discusses the evolving influence of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the implications of current and future health policy changes that will be impacting the practice of various APRN roles. Authored by APRN luminaries who have been closely involved with health policy development, the text meets the requirements of the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for the inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. This "call to action" for APRNs is specifically designed for courses enrolling students from a variety of APRN trajectories, and includes content from all APRN role perspectives in every section. New to the Second Edition: Emphasizes policy development advocating for vulnerable populations Discusses the current and future influence of interprofessional educaton on health policy in the U.S. and worldwide Addresses how health policy changes will impact the various APRN roles Includes nine new chapters on: Health Policy and its Effect on Large Systems, Value-Based Purchasing, Health Care Reform and Independent Practice, Health Policy Implications Regarding Substance Abuse/PTSD Treatment, Genetics, Competency Issues, and The International Council of Nurses Key Features: Addresses role-specific policy needs of all four APRN roles and DNPs Encompasses all requisite information about health care policy and reform in the U.S. and worldwide and its impact on advanced practice nursing Meets the requirements of IOM’s The Future of Nursing and DNP criteria V Explains how and why APRNs can and should influence policy development Discusses implications of not participating in health policy decisions

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107672
Format: PDF, ePub
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Format: PDF
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Healthcare Finance and Financial Management

Author: Mary A. Paterson
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605950629
Format: PDF, Docs
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Includes case studies for assignments and classroom discussion Covers NP practice financial management Comprehensive instructor's manual available including presentation slides, chapter guides, and grading rubrics This textbook is designed for students preparing as advanced practice clinicians, including APRNs, DNPs, DPTs, DOTs, and physician assistants. The book covers both health policy issues and practice financial management issues. It is organized into seven sections in two parts. The first part is focused on macro issues in healthcare finance, and the second part is focused on healthcare financing management in professional practice. This approach provides the context necessary for the clinician to understand how to manage reimbursement requirements and preferred provider contracting as health care financial policy drives these payment and contracting strategies. Each section features a case study to facilitate classroom discussion on key points. This book is suitable for healthcare finance courses in the curriculum for MSN and DNP programs and also for schools of social work, medicine, occupational, and physical therapy.

Shaping Health Policy Through Nursing Research

Author: Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826110701
Format: PDF
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! 2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Nursing Research! "This is a much needed addition to nursing's arsenal of policy books. It is the first to really examine the need for scientific evidence to underpin policy. The two editors are pioneers in research and have led nursing research to new levels. It is fitting they do the same in underscoring the important role nurses have in using their programs of research to develop policy agendas."Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's A must-read for health care policy makers, as well as nursing students, faculty, and professionals, this groundbreaking text provides actual strategies for translating nursing research to health policy at all levels of policy-making. The editors, both leaders in nursing research, provide key findings from research programs that have positively influenced health policy decisions and programs at community, state, national, and international levels. The first compilation of information linking health policy and nursing research, this text presents perspectives and frameworks for understanding the processes bridging research and health policy; multiple factors influencing the processes; and actual examples of National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)-funded research that has influenced health policy programs. Key Features: Examples of NINR-funded research that has been used at all levels to influence health policy, including settings, populations, and age spectrums Models and strategies for linking research and health policy Lessons learned from pioneer nurse scientists who have shaped health policy with nursing research Recommendations for improving nurses' work environments for better patient outcomes

Nursing Policy Research

Author: Dr. Geri L. Dickson, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826133342
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"[O]ffers excellent examples of nurses in action - effectively marrying research evidence and theories of policy influence to achieve policy change. . . .Only when we get the right policy research messages to the right policy makers will there be a real research-policy connection. Hats off to Nursing Policy Research authors, contributors and publisher (Springer Publishing Company) for helping move us forward." --Judith A. Oulton Oulton, Oulton & Associates Specialist in nursing and health policy and development Nurse leaders, researchers, and evaluators face a vital problem in the profession: how to successfully translate evidence-based research into health policy. In this book, seasoned researchers share their knowledge, skills, and expertise on the most important aspects of the research enterprise and its connection to policy implementation. Readers will learn how to: Identify the relevant health care issues that policy makers are concerned with Collect and manage data that will influence policy discussion Translate statistical significance into policy at the institutional, state, and federal levels Secure appropriate funding for research on issues in nursing education, the workforce crisis, and more Determine how Congressional processes affect federal funding and budgeting Dickson and Flynn provide the necessary tools to turn evidence-based research into health policy. With these tools, researchers will not only improve their capacity to influence policy decisions, but will take part in the advancement of the profession at large.

Leadership Competencies for Clinical Managers The Renaissance of Transformational Leadership

Author: Barker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763747411
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a pragmatic, competency based, hands-on leadership text for nurse managers, that carefully integrates theory, research, and practice to address management issues in the inpatient and outpatient settings, community nursing and homecare, and skilled nursing facilities. Part I presents the Leadership Practice Model, Part II presents the application of the model to the role of clinical manager, and Part III presents real life models of leadership in practice.