Academic journal article Care Management Journals

Summer 1999

Academic journal article Care Management Journals

Summer 1999

Article excerpt

As I reviewed the articles published in this issue, I not only looked at the case management-focused articles, but also at the home health care section. I was struck by the titles and how they interface with each other around topics important to both areas of service. For instance, ethical decision making is important to both fields, financing of care drives the type of care available and who receives it, and education is an important continuous service to be delivered to the caregivers and those being cared for by them. Delivery of care in many different settings is important to the provider of care and especially to the recipient of that care. As we begin our journey into the year 2000, it might be worthwhile to speculate on where we are going in this century.

Will our service delivery system change, will our caregiving be different, will our need to interact with people face to face be important not only within our own country, but globally? I think that the answer to all of these questions will be "yes." Our service delivery system will change, we may not have nor need nursing homes, alternative care settings are and will be developed driven by people who prefer these settings. …

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