This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO 2)
Healthcare reform is a term that is ever present in our practice settings and will not disappear any time soon.
Review the article below and answer the following questions.
Buerhaus, P. I., Skinner, L. E., Auerbach, D. I., & Staiger, D. O. (2017). Four challenges facing the nursing workforce in the United States. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 8(2), 40-46. . doi:10.1016/S2155-8256(17)30097
https://www-sciencedirect-com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S2155825617300972 (Links to an external site.)
Select one of the four challenges and expand on how your workforce has responded to the change.
How have these challenges affected the access to care for your patients?
What can you do to decrease the effect on your patients? Provide a specific example.