Institute Of Medicine : Report Brief Essay

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Institute of Medicine: Report Brief As the future of health care and nursing continue to change, nurses will be called on to adapt to the needs of not only their patient 's and technology but the demands that government changes create. One major change that the United States government made was the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to ObamaCare Facts (n.d.), a total of 15.25 million individuals are now insured due to the ACA as of April, 2014. This has created the potential for transformation unlike health care has ever experienced before. Additionally, between 2008 and 2010 there were 2.8 million nurses in the workforce (National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, 2013). This can be compared to 897,420 physicians (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2015). The large number of nurses is evidence to the potential impact that nurse 's can and do have in health care. As health care changes so do the dynamics of each individual health care team member including the relationships between nurse 's and provider 's, nurses and other clinical staff, public, government officials, and administration. Nurse 's must realize their full potential in redesigning and being part of the future of health care as we know it in the United States.
Identification of Problem According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2011), the pressures put on health care due to the potential to provide insurance coverage to 32 million Americans raised a serious question:…

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