Nurse's Guide To Managed Care / Edition 1

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Overview

The managed care evolution 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 or 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. Essential Readings in Nursing Managed Care containing 40-45 articles is available to complement this publication.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michelle M.O. Boylan, RN, MA (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a guide of essential topics of all the complexities found in a managed care environment. The readings include information on key concepts for complicated issues with which the healthcare industry is struggling. Theory is covered as well, and this allows the reader to use the information at the end of each chapter as discussion questions.
Purpose: The author opts to include both text and illustrations. The preface is clear and easily understood. The reader is readily engaged through the use of stimulating facts and examples that members of the healthcare team can identify with or have experienced themselves. This text is a wonderful addition to the current literature that is available. The fact that the author has taken many topics and put them together in one book is an added plus. The author's objectives are met.
Audience: Nurses in the managed care industry are targeted, but this book could be easily read by other allied health professionals practicing in managed care. It can also be utilized in academic settings for healthcare providers, administrators, and business students. I believe this text could also benefit anybody interested in managed care.
Features: The table of contents provides a nice overview of the reading topics. The material is grouped by subject, which allows the reader to easily access a particular reading. Assessment checklists are incorporated that allow readers to evaluate the concepts presented. A glossary of terms and definitions are included to allow the reader easy access.
Assessment: This text is a wonderful addition to the literature that is already out there. It is a very operational and practical overview to managed care. I believe this book would be a welcome addition to any professional library or academic program. The text is enjoyable and does not require intense concentration to understand the main concept.
Michelle M.O. Boylan
This is a guide of essential topics of all the complexities found in a managed care environment. The readings include information on key concepts for complicated issues with which the healthcare industry is struggling. Theory is covered as well, and this allows the reader to use the information at the end of each chapter as discussion questions. The author opts to include both text and illustrations. The preface is clear and easily understood. The reader is readily engaged through the use of stimulating facts and examples that members of the healthcare team can identify with or have experienced themselves. This text is a wonderful addition to the current literature that is available. The fact that the author has taken many topics and put them together in one book is an added plus. The author's objectives are met. Nurses in the managed care industry are targeted, but this book could be easily read by other allied health professionals practicing in managed care. It can also be utilized in academic settings for healthcare providers, administrators, and business students. I believe this text could also benefit anybody interested in managed care. The table of contents provides a nice overview of the reading topics. The material is grouped by subject, which allows the reader to easily access a particular reading. Assessment checklists are incorporated that allow readers to evaluate the concepts presented. A glossary of terms and definitions are included to allow the reader easy access. This text is a wonderful addition to the literature that is already out there. It is a very operational and practical overview to managed care. I believe this book would be a welcome addition toany professional library or academic program. The text is enjoyable and does not require intense concentration to understand the main concept.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834212350
  • Publisher: Aspen
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1 Nursing: A Profession at the Crossroads 1
Ch. 2 Nursing and Managed Care: A Reality Check 11
Ch. 3 The Evolving Health Care System 19
Ch. 4 Changing Hospitals in a Changing Environment 41
Ch. 5 Nursing Care Is Managed Care 55
Ch. 6 Nursing Ethics in a Managed Care System 63
Ch. 7 Reengineering Nursing 71
Ch. 8 Change: The New Constant 93
Ch. 9 Managing Transition 105
Ch. 10 The Nursing Studies: What Are the Implications for Nurses? 113
Ch. 11 Differentiated Professional Nursing Practice: What Is It? 123
Ch. 12 Managed Care Strategies for the Future 135
Ch. 13 Nursing for the Future 153
Ch. 14 Career Issues for Nurses in a Managed Care Delivery System 167
Ch. 15 Practical Advice on Career Development: Strategies for a Managed Care Environment 183
Ch. 16 Nurses and Unions: Do They Mix? 215
Ch. 17 Thriving in the New Environment 227
Ch. 18 Managed Care Business Skills 251
Ch. 19 Nurses as Political Health Care Activists 261
App. A Managed Care Readiness Assessment Tool 271
App. B Glossary of Nursing and Health Care Terms 281
Index 293
About the Author 305
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