This week’s readings emphasized the need for nurses to act as agents of change within their institutions. Of particular note, the globalization of the health care industry through the Internet has brought the world at large into the hospital to scrutinize how well it works. The forces of technology and politics play an equal role in shaping the face of medicine. Nurses confront the challenge of meeting both the needs of society and those of their patients.
To prepare for this Discussion, search the internet using the terms “Innovative Nursing Care Delivery Models”. Review at least two innovative models. Also review this week’s assigned readings, including ANA’s Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice as they apply to your specialty area, ANA’s Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nursing, and ANA’s Nursing’s Social Policy Statement. Then, respond to the following in 250 – 350 words in APA Format
Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.
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Health care reform was a major platform of the 2012 presidential election. Throughout this degree program, you have been exposed to many of the forces that shape the industry. Advances of technology, internal teamwork, and outside influences all contribute to an environment that is constantly in flux. Reflect on the changes in health care you have experienced throughout your career. How have the leaders you have worked with managed these changes? Using the information presented throughout this course, how might they have handled changes differently?Required Resources
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This week, the experts discuss how to empower nurses through legal and ethical leadership responsibilities. They discuss how leaders can accomplish this through creating a learning organization and upgrading the knowledge and experience of the staff
Power, its uses and pitfalls, is the subject of this chapter. Power can be obtained from one’s position in an organization but can also be gained from those higher up through political maneuvering. Although power can be overused, the purpose of this chapter is to illustrate how a nurse can use his or her influence in positive ways to advance goals.
Provision 5 calls for nurses to care as much about their own well-being as they do for their patients’ and to commit to a lifetime of intellectual, personal, and moral growth.
Provision 6 argues for nurses to strive for a working environment that is productive, safe, and non-threatening. Nurses should have a say in the governance of their organizations.
Provision 8 tasks nurses with cultivating an extensive worldview. Nurses should be knowledgeable of various ethical theories, such as feminist and social ethics. They must recognize other cultures and be advocates for health in their communities and governments.
This text provides an overview of the nursing profession, including the description and expectations of the profession, the scope and standards of professional nursing practice, and nursing’s legal requirements. Appendix D reproduces the original 1980 American Nurses Association’s Nursing’s Social Policy Statement. This text examines the nursing imperative to be involved in the community and explores how various branches in the field can become health agents outside of the organization.