Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Succinct

Here is a great initiative that the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched on the Future of Nursing in America.

This gives a wonderful depiction on how nurses and nurse practitioners will be part of providing the solution to health care reform. As we have sensational portrayals of nurses in such recent series as Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe, it is refreshing to have a vivid description of the impact nurses have in health care in America. This goes beyond the petty back and forth between other health care providers that is good for TV and some blogs and puts us on the high road - that is, taking better care of our patients, their families and our communities. And quite frankly, that to me is what it's all about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Given the importance of effective communications, we need to develop online resources that can be used by NPs and PAs as well as doctors. An example is www.housedoc.us, an online service for communication between patients and their medical providers that is free and HIPAA compliant.