Essay on Federal Laws And The Impact On Clinical Nursing Practice
Registered nurses are the most prevalent group of clinical healthcare professionals within the United States healthcare structure. Registered nurses are educated and practice inside a holistic context that respects and recognizes the individual, family and community as an interrelated and unified entity. Registered nurses are central to the critical changes necessary for effective healthcare delivery in today’s ever changing society.
Along with the gathering of material from the text, electronic searches were completed and information was attained by means of Google Scholar (2010-2015) and the online database provided by St. Johns River State College (SJRSC) (2010-2015). More specifically, articles from the SJRSC data base were attained through Academic Search Complete, CINAHL and Medline Plus. Combinations of key words were used in the search including: ethical, legal, law, nursing, impact, and practice. Federal laws were also researched by using: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as key phrases. The classroom text, approved websites and full text articles were reviewed by the author for inclusion based on the given criteria.
The results of this investigation produced a large number of…