With most of the provisions of theThePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act taking effect in January, 2014 a overburdened health care delivery system will be more stressed by an increase in those seeking healthcare. To help offset that burden there is an increased call to enable nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. This is reflected in a recently reflected in a brief that was produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Below you will find the RWJF policy brief as well as some other articles and resources on the topic.
Articles – Just past the PMID number into PubMed to find the article
Kuo, Y., Loresto, F. L., Rounds, L. R., & Goodwin, J. S. (2013). States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners. Health Affairs, 32(7), 1236-1243. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0072
Dill, M. J., Pankow, S., Erikson, C., & Shipman, S. (2013). Survey Shows Consumers Open To A Greater Role For Physician Assistants And Nurse Practitioners. Health Affairs, 32(6), 1135-1142.
Sangster-Gormley, E., Martin-Misener, R., & Burge, F. (2013). A case study of nurse practitioner role implementation in primary care: what happens when new roles are introduced?. BMC nursing, 12(1), 1.
Ryan, M. E., & Ebbert, D. W. (2013). Nurse Practitioner Satisfaction: Identifying Perceived Beliefs and Barriers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(7), 428-434. (Not in PubMed)
ThePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Obamacare , as it has also been called, continues to be implemented with many of the major parts of the act taking effect in January, 2014. Because of the effect these changes are going to have on the healthcare system there are many questions people have about the act and the effect it will have on them. Below are some resources that may be helpful in answering these questions.
Well summer is here and while things at the library are quiet, I have had some time to do some reading. In doing that reading I have found some articles that touch on nursing practice and I thought could be interest. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you with your research and have a great rest of the semester.
Reuben, D. B., Ganz, D. A., Roth, C. P., McCreath, H. E., Ramirez, K. D., & Wenger, N. S. (2013). Effect of nurse practitioner comanagement on the care of geriatric conditions. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6), 857-867. doi:10.1111/jgs.12268 – PMID: 23772723
Article about the research article above : “NPs valuable in care of chronic geriatric conditions | National Nursing News” ( http://bit.ly/15YdrjT )
This past week the entry below on PBS was called to my attention. It is a piece that talks about different types of nurses, as well as the importance nurses play. The article/web entry below talks specifically about some of the different roles nurses can play and the video expands on that.
In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine there are two articles about nurses that are related to the expanding field of the practice of nursing and relationships with doctors. Below are the two articles that address this topic along with an MSNBC article that addresses the perspectives of physicians and nurse practitioners on primary care practice. If you want the articles below just log into the library site and cut and paste the article title in the PubMed search box.
MSNBC Article About the Perspectives Article: “Doctors doubt nurses skills, survey finds – Vitals” ( http://nbcnews.to/17z0fHx )
Donelan, K., DesRoches, C. M., Dittus, R. S., & Buerhaus, P. (2013). Perspectives of physicians and nurse practitioners on primary care practice. N Engl J Med, 368(20), 1898-1906. doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1212938
Iglehart, J. K. (2013). Expanding the role of advanced nurse practitioners — risks and rewards. N Engl J Med, 368(20), 1935-1941. doi:10.1056/NEJMhpr1301084
When it comes to health care, patients play a vital role and need to be informed and able to talk to their physician about the care they need or are about to receive. To that end, there is a resource that has been created by ABIM, which is an organization of medical professionals whose aim is to improve health care through the advancement of medical professionalism. The resource is called Choosing Wiselyand the aim of the resource is to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:
Supported by evidence
Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
Free from harm
The site points out that the recommendations made by the site should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions. These recommendations are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment.
If you are interested in another resource that is based on the best evidence to help consumers made more informed decisions, this resource could be one to check out. You can find the website by clicking on the link below:
The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) group is known for the statement/standards it has issued in the past for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Recently though the group has also issue a statement about the best practices for abstracts that pertain to systematic reviews and conference abstracts. A link to the statement, as well as the PRISMA website.
The abstract of a systematic review should provide a structured summary that enables a quick assessment of the review’s validity and applicability, and easy identification in electronic searching.
Despite published guidance on writing the abstract in the PRISMA Statement guiding the reporting of systematic reviews in general and elsewhere, evaluations show that reporting of systematic reviews in journal and conference abstracts is poor.
We developed consensus-based reporting guidelines as an extension to the PRISMA Statement on good reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in abstracts.
The PRISMA for Abstracts checklist gives authors a framework for condensing their systematic review into the essentials for an abstract that will meet the needs of many readers.
(Beller, E. M., Glasziou, P. P., Altman, D. G., Hopewell, S., Bastian, H., Chalmers, I., … & Tovey, D. (2013). PRISMA for Abstracts: Reporting Systematic Reviews in Journal and Conference Abstracts. PLoS medicine, 10(4), e1001419.)