Of all the recent changes in health care, none more dramatically affected both patients and care providers than managed care. Not only has it altered the way we pay for health care, but also it has compelled a change in the way we approach health care, focusing increasingly on preventive care to reduce costs. In this book, the author and her colleagues examine the impact of managed care on nursing as a profession and nurses as individual caregivers. Managed Care: Practice Strategies for Nursing will serve as an excellent course text on nursing and managed care, as well as a useful introduction and shelf reference for professional nurses at all levels of practice.

Advanced Practice Nurses as Case Managers

Advanced Practice Nurses as Case Managers

Advanced practice nurses as case managers
Margaret M.Conger, Carol E.Craig

CNSs have as their principal focus nursing's unique scientific and practical contributions in the management of symptoms and functional problems to meet distinctively different societal needs at the individual, group, community, and health care institution levels.

Lyon (1996)

Clinical nurse specialist (CNS), one of the roles of advanced practice nursing, requires that nurses be prepared at the master's level in nursing in a defined area of practice. CNSs’ education prepares them to manage the health needs of individuals, families, and communities. They are more qualified to work with clients with complex problems because of their education in a speciality area of practice than are nurses prepared as generalists at the baccalaureate level. Clinical ...

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