Synopses & Reviews
This collection of readings is the companion to The Nurse's Guide to Managed Care, which is a text designed to provide a broad overview of the managed health care system as it relates to nursing. Articles were selected for this collection to present a point of view not found in the text, to present more depth to a subject, or to provoke discussion. The readings parallel the chapters in the text. You'll find 40 insightful and thought-provoking articles that will help to facilitate an understanding of the concepts in The Nurse's Guide to Managed Care and draw out discussions of issues ranging from patient care quality to nursing ethics to integrity.
Table of Contents
Nursing at the crossroads --Nursing and managed care : a reality check --Evolving health care system --Changing hospitals in a changing environment --Nursing care is managed care --Nursing ethics in a managed care system --Reengineering nursing --Change : the new constant --Staff transition --Nursing studies : implications for nursing --Differentiated professional practice : what is it? --Managed care strategies for the future --Nursing for the future --Career issues in managed care delivery systems --Career development strategies in managed care --Nursing and unions : do they mix? --Thriving in the new environment --Managed care business skills --Nurses as political health care activists --Is your organization managed care friendly?