For more than a decade, health professionals have strived to build safer, more efficient, and less costly systems of care, with the goals of reducing medical error, improving health outcomes, providing more preventive care, and increasing patient engagement in care decisions. In the process, a consensus has emerged among those in the vanguard that these safety and quality goals can best be met by replacing conventional siloed care delivery with a collaborative, coordinated approach that capitalizes on the unique expertise of each profession.
Although the system as a whole struggles to implement this vision, significant strides have been made in every health care arena. This brief showcases interprofessional practice, discusses the educational transformation needed to prepare health professionals to provide collaborative care, and looks at policies that support its delivery.
- 1. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part I
- 2. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part II
- 3. New Research that Illuminates Policy Issues
- 4. The Nursing Faculty Shortage
- 5. Facts and Controversies about Nursing Staffing Policies
- 6. New Research Provides Solutions to the Nursing Shortage
- 7. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part I
- 8. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part II
- 9. Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System
- 10. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part I
- 11. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part II
- 12. Perspectives on Pay for Performance in Nursing
- 13. Expanding America's Capacity to Educate Nurses
- 14. Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing
- 15. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part III
- 16. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part 1
- 17. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part II
- 18. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part III
- 19. Celebrating a Sustained Commitment to Improving Health and Health Care Through Nursing: RWJF Marks Its 40th Anniversary
- 20. Improving Patient Access to High-Quality Care
- 21. The Case for Academic Progression
- 22. Ten Years After Keeping Patients Safe: Have Nurses' Work Environments Been Transformed?
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