Nursing Ch 14 | Blackboard Masters

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1-Do you think it is important for nurses to be involved in their professional organizations? Why or why not?
2. The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) has been both praised and vilified. Debate the pros and cons of this legislation and of health-care reform in general.
3. What is your vision of nursing’s future? How will you contribute to shaping it?
4. Interview a nurse educated in a diploma program at least 20 years ago.
a-How did that nurse’s education differ from your education today?
5. Locate the website of a professional organization related to nursing. Bring a copy of the organization’s mission, membership criteria, and standards of practice.
6. Ask five people of different ages and gender who do not work in the health-care field what they think most nurses do. Compile their answers with the answers your classmates collected and summarize them. Compare the summary to what you know nurses actually do.
a-Were the answers realistic?
b-Did they over- or underestimate the responsibilities most nurses have?
c-Did they recognize the wide variety of things nurses do?
d-Was there a difference by age or gender of the person answering the question?
e-What do the results tell you about the public’s image of nursing?
f-What do you think influences their image the most? Explain your answer.
7. Describe the nurse of the future.
a-What does he or she do?
b-Do you think nursing will become a more powerful force in health care?
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Looking to the Future
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Nursing’s Public Image
25 years ago, society perceived nurses in gender-linked, task-oriented terms.Popular media has improved somewhat in their portrayal of nurses.*
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ProfessionalOrganizations
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The American Nurses Association(ANA)
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American Nurses Association
Works for improvement of health-care standardsPromotes availability of health-care servicesFosters high standards for nursingPromotes the rights of nurses in the workplace*
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ANA’s Social Policy Statement
The social context of nursing practiceThe nature and scope of nursing practiceSpecialization in nursing practiceRegulation of nursing practiceThe ethics of nursing practice reviewed by the House of Delegates*
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American Nurses Association (cont’d)
Stimulates and promotes the professional development of nursesAdvances nurses’ economic and general welfare*
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Benefits to Membership
The primary voice of nursing in the U.S.Continuing educationRepresentation in the workplace and political arenaPosition statements on contemporary issues of importance of nurses*
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The National League for Nursing(NLN)
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National League for NursingMembership is open to other health professionals and interested consumers, not just nurses.Participates in test services, research, and publicationLobbies actively for nursing issuesCurrently working with the ANA and other nursing organizations on health-care reform*
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National League for Nursing (cont’d)
Accreditation CommissionAccredits colleges and schools of nursingTest servicesPublicationsAdvocacy*
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NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Agency)has becomeACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
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The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing(NOADN)
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National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Associate degree nursing programs prepare the largest number of new graduates for RN licensure.Began in 1986Organizational Affiliate of ANA as of 2013*
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Role of NOADN
Strong educational programsDynamic education of students in a variety of settingsEmphasis on lifelong learningContinued articulation with colleges and universities*
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Other Organizations
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NSNA (National Student Nurses Association)
Associate degree, baccalaureate, and diploma program students are eligible.Conferences, career development board reviews*
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American Academy of Nursing
Leaders in nursing practice, education, administration, and researchMission to advance health policy and practiceNew members are nominated and elected.*
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National Institute for Nursing Research
Federal agencySupports and conducts basic and applied researchSupports research training of nurse scientists*
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Specialty Organizations
Nurses may join specialty organizations as well.Provide nurses with information regarding standards of practice and evidence-based practice within specialty areasFocus on specific practice areas or interest groups*
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Health Care
Technologically advancedHighly sophisticatedVery expensive*
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Health-Care System Changes
Historical perspectiveManaged careHealth insurance*
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Current Concerns
FragmentationMany are uninsuredHigh and rising costsQuality and safety*
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Health-Care ReformUniversal insurance coverageBetter bridges between hospital, home care, nursing homes, ambulatory careMore preventive careReduced disparities in health care and health- care outcome*
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Issues: Nursing Today
Preventing patient care errors, including medication errorsEmphasis on outcomesChanging competenciesImproved infection controlInadequate staffing increases patient mortalityAging nursing workforce*
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Changing Competencies
Critical thinking skillsUnderstanding of systemsCare management*
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Changing Competencies (cont’d)
Team-building and communication skillsNegotiating, collaborating, conflict management skillsCultural competency*
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Changing Competencies (cont’d)
FlexibilityTechnological competenceBusiness skills*
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CommunicatingNursing’s Role
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Tri-Council
ANA, NLN, AACN, AONEDesigned a campaign to communicate the contributions of nurses*
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Three Areas
Nurses as resource peopleNurses as health-care coordinatorsNurses as expert practitioners*
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Using Nursing Influence
Carry your license.Use your special training and experience.Become a double agent.Network with and empower colleagues.*
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Using Nursing Influence (cont’d)
Eliminate “the enemy within.”Focus on operations.Organize as a supportive group.*
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In the Future
More holistic, patient-centered careSeamless transitions from hospital to extended care at homeEliminate health disparitiesUniversal health-care insuranceEqualizing emphasis on prevention, acute care, long-term care, mental healthHealthier environmentGlobal health concerns*
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Conclusion
Nursing has a rich and exciting future.Nursing is cyclical.Nursing is diverse.Nursing deals with individuals, their health, and their environments.To meet the needs of the future, nurses need to become involved in advocacy and research.*
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Conclusion (cont’d)
Nurses need to take the lead in movement toward a clearer identity and role delineation of the profession.To achieve nursing goals, the value of nursing and acceptance of its professional status must be recognized.