Introduction to Health Care Delivery
Although the current U.S. health care delivery system offers undeniable benefits, according to many, the negatives are becoming increasingly unacceptable to greater numbers of people. Rising costs, consumer activism, and a changing model of health care delivery are driving health care reform. The movement to reform health care has stimulated great political and social interest, promoting debate and action at local, state, and federal levels. Those in the nursing profession can play a pivotal role in the reform movement.
This week, you will consider the role of nurses as leaders in health care reform as you examine the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for areas in which nursing education and training need to be strengthened to better prepare nurses to be effective leaders.
- Evaluate the current state of research efforts on the Institute of Medicine’s priorities for transforming nursing leadership
Knickman, J. R., & Kovner, A. R. (Eds.). (2015). Health care delivery in the united states (11th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
- Chapter 6, “Public Health: A Transformation for the 21st Century” (pp. 108–117)This section of Chapter 6 outlines the roles of various government health agencies, as well as the powers and responsibilities of state versus federal institutions.