Creating connected, seamless, and transparent health care for patients in settings outside of the hospital can be a challenge. The recently published Connecting Care for Patients: Interdisciplinary Care Transitions and Collaboration by Barbara Katz helps ease this problem. It presents antidotes to healthcare fragmentation caused by inefficient care, patient safety problems, patient dissatisfaction, and higher costs.
Nursing students and professionals who work with the chronically ill need to understand not only their clients' conditions but also the impact that those conditions have on daily life. The recently published Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition by Donna Falvo and Beverley E. Holland explores the impact of chronic illness and disability on the capacity to function on a physical, psychological, social, recreational, and vocational level.
Designed to help students and professionals learn basic medical terminology in order to understand symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses, it also helps them interpret reports and documents associated with client care. The text also focuses on how to help clients build and strengthen their personal resources so they may achieve optimal functioning and full participation in all aspects of their lives.
Demetrius J. Porche, Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana
Print ISBN: 9780763783136 | Ebook ISBN: 9781449637583 | 296 pages | © 2012
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in accordance with the Affordable Care Act that include breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling. These historic guidelines will help ameliorate traditional breastfeeding obstacles, such as the cost of purchasing or renting breast pumps. According to the HSS,
After publishing Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition, author Cathy Cress answers some questions about the geriatric care management field and profession.
What is geriatric care management?
Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are healthcare professionals trained as social workers, nurses, and gerontologists. They often hold master’s degree in their field and have many years of practice. Many new GCMs hold new master’s degrees or certifications in geriatric care management, which now are offered an eight universities nationally.
What does a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) do?
Geriatric Care Managers solve the problems of older people and aging families with tools of geriatric assessment and care plans. They solve the changing needs of older clients and their family and private and family caregivers by regularly monitoring and assessing their needs.
Geriatric Care Managers are available on a 24/7 basis. They usually step in when the older person and their family are in crisis, to solve elder care problems like elderly parents needing care because of a fall or some other issue that spirals the older person’s stability out of control. GCMs also offer preventative services like helping older people and their families plan for care needs in the future.
Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-8313-6 | Paperback | 296 Pages | © 2012
Health care providers frequently engage in setting policy agenda at the individual, systems, institutional, or public level. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals provides an overview of the policymaking process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. By including both policy evaluation and research, the author provides a comprehensive and multi-perspective approach to developing and formulating effective health care policy.