Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, January-February

A Model for the Future: Certified Nurse-Midwives Replace Residents and House Staff in Hospitals
In one model of the future, certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) replace most obstetric residents and house staff in hospitals. This model offers numerous benefits, such as cost containment and quality outcomes. Furthermore, its application could open opportunities...
Can Grassroots Nursing Transform Health Care?
We are on a journey -- separately and collectively -- into nursing of the future. Will it be the future we want? Do we know what we want? If we do know, how do we get there? What difference does it make anyway? How do we keep caring when it seems the...
Meeting the Need: A Primary Health Care Model for a Community-Based/nurse-Managed Health Center
LONG BEFORE the World Health Conference at Alma-Ata, when 113 nations agreed to incorporate the concepts and principles of primary health care in their health care systems (World Health Organization [WHO], 1978), nurses were practicing primary health...
Missed Opportunities: Use and Abuse of Private Philanthropic Resources by Nursing
PRIVATE PHILANTHROPIC FUNDING is a source of "risk" capital that, when used effectively, can leverage significant social change. The "rules of the game" governing the granting of money as "risk" capital are very different from those governing grants...
Nurse-Managed Primary Care in a Rural Community: Outcomes of Five Years of Practice
Nursing centers offer underserved populations affordable access to primary health care. BUT TO BUILD THEIR CASE FOR INCLUSION IN MANAGED CARE PLANS and the health care delivery systems of the future, they must document their successes. Nursing centers...
Promoting Quality Education for the Parish Nurse and Parish Nurse Coordinator
A nurse working in the context of the church is not a new concept. What is new (it this time is the profile of such a role. Parish nursing is a health promotion, disease prevention role that has spiritual care (is its hallmark. The functions of the role...
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