Nursing Shortage Role

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Summary Three colleague where asked to offer their impressions of the anticipated changes to health care delivery and the new role of nurses in hospital settings, communities, clinics, and medical homes. Each colleague had her idea or preference of what they favor or liked about the principles of how healthcare will be delivered. However, it was agreed upon that the health care delivery system is changing and that the new healthcare reform has made a huge impact on how healthcare is delivered and the role that nurses will play. Even though, one colleague is not in favor of the new health reform, she realize that the affordable healthcare act has notable objectives, the programs implemented cannot be successful without addressing the need …show more content…
She stated that the nursing shortage is largely due to nursing schools not being able to accept students because of the low numbers of nursing professors and staff, many nurses with advanced degrees seek management level position, and the pay scale for nursing professors is not as lucrative as a management position. Colleague HS thinks that the nursing shortage need to be addressed and improved before we create these affordable ideal platforms for health care. Otherwise the programs may not be successful which hurt the physical and financially well-being of patients. She think that great points were made in the presentation, however, she doesn’t necessarily agree with the affordable care act (but the principle is good). She feels that it was rolled out to fast with too many companies with their hands in the pot in "delivering" insurance to individuals and families. Also Colleague HS asked, ‘If the ACA states that all Americans should have a policy of get fined by the IRS - what about all the green card holders in this country? If they didn 't obtain a policy …show more content…
They all agree that changes in nursing and the role of the nurse will be very beneficial to the healthcare delivery systems. Colleague MB seem to be concern about patient outcomes and cost of health care. Colleague NB feels that the technology of electronic charting is important because information can be shared by all healthcare workers involved in the patient’s care so that continuity of care can be provided. However, Colleague HS believes that the nurse plays an important role in the delivery systems, but feels that the healthcare reform should address the nursing shortage before any programs are initiated. She feels that there will not be enough nurses for these programs and the patients care will be jeopardized and the programs will fail. She thinks that the principles are good, but it rolled out to fast which leaves room for

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