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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Alice Weydt, MS, RN (Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital)
Description: This new nurse case management book describes the nurse case management process, which includes assessment, case selection, continuous case management, coordination and development of treatment/discharge plan, final evaluation and/or past discharge follow-up, and implementation of the final plan. The book describes the qualifications and nurse case management role in addition to case studies demonstrating the positive impact of the nurse case management patient/client outcomes.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical guide to implementing a nurse case management process in a managed care environment.
Audience: This book is targeted for novice nurse case managers, members of interdisciplinary health care teams, and hospital administrators as a reference for implementing and evaluating a nurse case management process.
Features: The overall organization and book design is clear and succinct. The title is descriptive of the content.
Assessment: This nurse case management reference is an excellent tool for nurses, physicians, social workers, nursing educators, and hospital administrators. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the nurse case management process and is appropriate for novice nurse case managers in helping them better comprehend their role as well as for organizations that are exploring options to better meet healthcare needs in a capitated healthcare environment. The overall book design is easy to follow and describes a process to implement and evaluate a nurse case management model. The book makes a valuable contribution to organizing relevant information that facilitates a better understanding of the power of the nurse case management process.