Module 1 Discussion Question:
1. What are your thoughts on the current state of our health care system?
2. What are the limitations of the health care system in the United States?
3. Do any benefits exist in the current health care system in the United States?
4. Can or should anything be done to improve the health care system? Explain
Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.
RESOURCE BOOK: ISBN 9781975111694 Community and Public Health Nursing : Evidence for Practice with Access 3rd
The Partnership Model of Care Delivery
The Partnership model is a model of care delivery that is founded on the belief that to deliver effective high quality care a series of partnerships need to be in place. Those partnerships ensure maximal health care team collaboration and patient and family involvement.
CNLSM/Nurse â€“ Patient
The patient is the recipient of care and in many instances is responsible to provide self-care after hospitalization. Mutually setting goals with the nurse and being an active participant in care improves the patientsâ€™ ability to learn about the illness and its treatment. It is postulated that an informed consumer will be more accurate in self-care and more compliant with a treatment regimen. Working in a partnership provides a sense of dignity and respect for oneâ€™s preferences as well as a sense of self-determination during the illness process.
CNL/Nurse â€“ Physician
The patientâ€™s physician is responsible to diagnose, and treat the patientâ€™s medical condition to the best of his/her ability. The MD conducts an investigation into the patientâ€™s illness by performing a history and physical examination, ordering and assessing multiple diagnostic tests, and assessing the data and observations provided by the nurse. The nurse is responsible to provide a full nursing assessment of the patient and develop a plan of care based on the findings of that assessment, the physicianâ€™s treatment plan and the patientâ€™s goals for care. To most effectively provide care, the nurse needs to communicate on a daily basis with the physician discussing patient observations and progress. Together they determine appropriate actions and changes in the treatment plan to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Nurse â€“ Clinical Nurse Leader
To deliver exceptional patient care with high quality outcomes, the nurseâ€™s focus should be attuned to the patient needs. A high degree of monitoring and surveillance to respond quickly to changes in condition is essential with todayâ€™s acute patient population. A relationship based practice is essential to develop trust and confidence and improve the patient and familiesâ€™ understanding of the illness and recovery process. The role of Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is to support the nurse and to act as a facilitator of knowledge based care and integration of the care delivery system. The CNL also acts as a mentor and coach to the nurse as well as a role model and experienced clinician for more complex cases. The partnership of the CNL and RN strengthen the care provided to the patient and support continuity of highly effective care.