The Nurse's Guide to Managed Care

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett

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The managed care revolution has left nurses facing reform, restructuring, competition, and even retraining. Many nurses have seen lower morale, resistance to change, and frustration in their professions. The nursing profession is at a crossroads. This nuts-and-bolts guide to managed care, written for the front-line health care professional by a nurse author, will help nurses understand the evolution of managed care, examine the emotional adjustments being demanded, and redefine the role and functions being created. Find out how to survive and thrive as a nurse in managed care. Create transition strategies you can live with. Define new expectations. Develop your own career survival techniques. An Essential Readings in Nursing Managed Care book containing more than 40 articles is available to complement this publication.

Author Biography

Susan Odegaard Turner, RN, MN, MBA, PhD, is Chief Executive Officer, Turner Healthcare Associates, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California and Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Nursing: A Profession at the Crossroads
Nursing and Managed Care: A Reality Check
The 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
Managing Transition
The Nursing Studies: What Are the Implications for Nurses?
Differentiated Professional Nursing Practice: What Is It?
Managed Care Strategies for the Future
Nursing for the Future
Career Issues for Nurses in a Managed Care Delivery System
Practical Advice on Career Development: Strategies for a Managed Care Environment
Nurses and Unions: Do They Mix?
Thriving in the New Environment
Managed Care Business Skills
Nurses as Political Health Activists
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