This book seeks to define nursing at a management or administrative level. Using the widely regarded Orem self-care deficit model to provide a nursing focus, the authors explore the nursing needs of populations, the roles and functions of advanced practice nursing administration, and the administrative structures, processes and outcomes that facilitate nursing practice.

Health Care Service Organization: Trends as We Move toward the 21st Century

Health care service organization: Trends as we move toward the 21st century

As the 21 st century approaches, health care systems in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere are undergoing dramatic adjustments in response to the shrinking health care dollar, changes in population dynamics, and changes in expectations of the public about health care. This chapter gives a brief overview of some of the changes in health care organizations and services, including financing of health care. The focus is shifting from illness to wellness and integration of services along the continuum of health care. Some information is given about nurses' activities to promote and facilitate health care goals and services helping to control costs ...

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