Nursing Profile And Profile Of The Transitional Care Model

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Register to read the introduction… Caceres and Kenya D. Haney Nurse Profile: Mary Ann Christopher Prescription for Pennsylvania Research Priorities for Transforming Nursing Practice Research Priorities for Transforming Nursing Education Research Priorities for Transforming Nursing Leadership Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine (July 14, 2009, Public Agenda) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine (September 14, 2009, Public Agenda) …show more content…
Nurses’ regular, close proximity to patients and scientific understanding of care processes across the continuum of care give them a unique ability to act as partners with other health professionals and to lead in the improvement and redesign of the health care system and its many practice environments, including hospitals, schools, homes, retail health clinics, long-term care facilities, battlefields, and community and public health centers. Nurses thus are poised to help bridge the gap between coverage and access, to coordinate increasingly complex care for a wide range of patients, to fulfill their potential as primary care providers to the full extent of their education and training, and to enable the full economic value of their contributions across practice settings to be realized. In addition, a promising field of evidence links nursing care to high quality of care for patients, including protecting their safety. Nurses are crucial in preventing medication errors, reducing rates of infection, and even facilitating patients’ transition from hospital to home. Nursing practice covers a broad continuum from health promotion, to disease prevention, to coordination of care, to cure—when possible—and to palliative care when cure is not possible. While this continuum

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