NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
As health care delivery in the United States continues to evolve, either through mandates, improved technologies and training, or other drivers, nurses remain at the forefront in facilitating the success of new initiatives. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine formed a committee of experts to address the following question: “What roles can nursing assume to address the increasing demand for safe, high-quality, and effective health care services?” NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
In the final report of the committee, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the authors stated: This report offers recommendations that collectively serve as a blueprint to
(1) ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training,
(2) improve nursing education,
(3) provide opportunities for nurses to assume leadership positions and to serve as full partners in health care redesign and improvement efforts, and
(4) improve data collection for workforce planning and policy making. (p. 10) For this Discussion, you will focus on the research recommendations presented by the committee concerning the role of nurses as leaders. The committee members believe that answers to these research questions are needed to advance the profession of nursing and to further expand their role in health care reform and improvement. NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
To prepare: Review Chapter 7 in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report provided in the Learning Resources. Focuson the information in Box 7.3, “Research Priorities for Transforming Nursing Leadership.” NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
Select one of the research priorities listed in Box 7.3 that is of particular interest to you and applicable to your career interests. Consider the benefits and challenges of researching and addressing this priority in nursing. Using the Walden library, identify two to three current articles that address your selected research priority. Consider the current state of research efforts on this priority. Reflect on how the research findings for your area of priority impact nurses as leaders in organizations and health care reform. Why is research on this priority important? NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
By Day 3
Post a description of the priority you selected and the benefits and challenges of further researching this area. Provide an overview of the articles you found (using appropriate APA citations) relating to this priority, and highlight any key findings. Explain how continued research in this area could strengthen the ability of nurses to lead in both individual organizations and as advocates of health care reform.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Focus particularly on those questions raised to which you can add comments based on shared experiences or situations. NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
Consider how your colleagues’ postings reflect and/or differ from your own perceptions and opinions. Review the Learning Resources for any clarification needed before responding. By Day 6 Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days in one or more of the following ways: Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence, or research using an in-text citation in APA format.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives. Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library. NURS 6050 Week 2 Discussion Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Reform
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research. Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence. Reference: National Academy of Sciences. (2011) The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. NURS 6050: Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Assignments
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