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.

Use of Nurse Extenders

Use of Nurse Extenders

Use of nurse extenders
Margaret M.Conger

Nobody seemed to know where they came from, but there they were in the Forest: Kanga and Baby Roo. … “Here—we—are,” said Rabbit very slowly and carefully, “all—of—us, and then suddenly, we wake up one morning and, what do we find? We find a Strange Animal among us. An animal of whom we have never even heard before!”

Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

Nurses are experiencing the discovery of a “strange animal”in their midst not too unlike what Pooh and his friends experienced. The nursing delivery system is undergoing profound changes, with the strange animal a new care provider, the unlicensed assistive person. The predominant nursing delivery system of the 1980s was that of either a primary care ...

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