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.

Describing Populations for Purposes of Providing Nursing Services

Describing populations for purposes of providing nursing services

In this chapter, the process for defining populations requiring health care services is described, with a detailed section on further defining those populations for purposes of planning delivery of nursing services. Building on the variables identified in Chapter 2 as being of concern to nursing, a structure for categorizing information in relation to the nursing perspective of populations is provided, with examples of use of the structure. Defining populations facilitates understanding the requirements for nursing, contributes to identifying the research needs, facilitates developing a documentation system, facilitates developing standards and identifying the skills necessary to provide the nursing service to the population being served, and aids in determining resources required ...

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