Below are links to a selection of articles and resources that discuss best practices and innovations.
Rapid and dynamic changes in health care delivery and policy environments have placed the issues of and quality of care at the center of health care and the nursing profession. The ongoing restructuring of the health care system has resulted in a greater emphasis on cost-cutting measures, leading to a reduction in the numbers of registered nurses (RNs) who provide direct patient care.
The Mayday Scholars Program for 2001-2002 provided an opportunity to boards of nursing to present their experiences in monitoring the prescribing practices of advanced practice nurses and to research ways for improving their own investigation processes as professional disciplinary agencies for prescribing practices related to pain management. The Alabama Board of Nursing was interested in participating in the program based on its commitment to accountability for public protection. A gradual increase in disciplinary cases involving violations ofprescribing practices by certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) prompted our inquiry as to whether a proactive monitoring system was needed to determine compliance with regulations for advanced practice nurses in collaborative practice.
Historically, both the state and federal governments have had a role in developing policy to shape the health care workforce. The need for government involvement persists as the private market typically fails to distribute the health workforce to medically underserved and uninsured areas, provide adequate information and analysis on the nature of the workforce, improve the racial and ethnic cultural diversity and cultural competence of the workforce, promote adequate dental health of children, and assess the quality of education and practice.
October 7, 2008
Evidence reviews show that multidisciplinary team-based
interventions have been key to promoting comprehensive,
person-centered palliative and EOL care
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The PACE Model: Who Does It Serve?
To be eligible for PACE, a senior must:
â€¢ Be 55 years or older
â€¢ Reside in the programâ€™s defined service area
â€¢ Be certified by the State Medicaid Authority as eligible
for nursing home level of care
â€¢ Be able to live in the community without jeopardizing
health and safety
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Chronic care is:
Difficult to access
The practical challenges involved in
promoting collaboration and teamwork among a diverse set
of health care providers - including leadership,
communication, and conflict resolution - were discussed,
along with solutions that are now being developed and
implemented in various parts of the country.
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This paper is a call to action for those who influence, develop or
carry out policies that will lead the way to resolution of the issue.
This is specifically in furtherance of the Joint Commissionâ€™s stated
mission to improve the safety and quality of health care provided
to the public.