NURSING IN THE EVER-EVOLVING

JOFRED M. MARTINEZ, RN

At the end of this presentation, we will be able to: 1. Define what is health care delivery system. 2. Discuss how current trends will affect your future nursing practice. 3. Identify social changes and their impact on nursing. 4. Integrate knowledge of current trends and issues in society into a more holistic perception of their influence on the nursing profession.

By identifying the forces pushing the future, rather than those that have contained the past, you possess the power to engage with your reality.

• A health care system is the organization of people. and fair financial contribution. responsiveness to the expectations of the population. institutions. • The goals for health systems. . are good health. and resources to deliver health care services to meet the health needs of target populations. according to the World Health Organization.

or . efficiency. and equity. acceptability.• Other dimensions for the evaluation of health care systems include quality. • Health care providers are institutions individuals providing health care services.

There are generally five primary methods of funding health care systems: • General taxation to the state. county or municipality • Social health insurance • Voluntary or private health insurance • Out-of-pocket payments • Donations .

with a total of about 85. • In 2001 there were about 1.• In 2000 the Philippines had about 95. .000 beds.000 physicians.700 hospitals. or about 1 PER 800 PEOPLE. of which about 40 percent were government run and 60 percent private. or about ONE BED PER 900 PEOPLE.

.The future holds many new social. and technological changes that will affect nursing directly and help shape our already strong profession. political.

HOW CAN NURSING RESPOND TO THIS TRENDS? .

incentives. and authority.• Nursing will assume an undisputed dominant role in the health care delivery system. . responsibilities. resulting in positions of high self-esteem with better salaries.

.• Care of the geriatric population will become an increasingly more prominent nursing specialty.

• Nurses will play a major leadership role in determining and implementing health care policies. .

. rehabilitation. and so forth – and thus provide a holistic care for an individual client.• Nurses will provide the expertise to integrate the multiple facets of health care. nutrition. preventive medicine. pharmacology.

.• Technological advances will assist the nurse in providing high quality care that is cost effective.

• Specific outcome criteria will be important in determining the quality of care and will become health care facilities’ overriding concern in the future. .

as a replacement for traditional sick care approach. .• Emphasis on managed care. a prevention is the key in reducing health care costs.

• Increasing numbers of nurses will be making policies and governmental decisions affecting health care. .

• Education will become more user friendly as the trend moves to a service economy in which knowledge is used. .

and the expanding body of nursing knowledge on an international level as globalization occurs. resources.• Nursing professionals will begin sharing health care beliefs. cultural practices. .

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With the development of nanotechnology. nursing will be faced with new ethical concerns. the expanding science of technology that examines or measures information at the molecular level. .

• New nursing care delivery developed to incorporate advanced technology. systems must be the demands of .

• A shift must be made toward lower technology. higher touch therapeutic interventions to offset the technological boom. .

.• Therapies must be developed that combine medical treatments with alternative care approaches to deal with stress.

WHAT IS GLOBALIZATION AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT NURSING? .

and stocks.  Nurses will need to learn about the health care beliefs and practices of other cultures and other nations and at home. . products. • Nurses will begin to service the world as one global economy.• Globalization is the spread of common culture around the world. with a universal sharing of attitudes. industry.

and the expanding body of nursing knowledge will find new possibilities in a global economy. publications.  Nursing and health care products. . International nursing forums will be required to meet the need for the sharing of nursing practices. and methods.

HOW DO SOCIAL CHANGES AFFECT NURSING? .

• ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE .

• MEDICINE AND THE PUBLIC EYE .

• QUALITY OF CARE .

• AGING POPULATION .

• NEW WAVE OF TECHNOLOGY .

• HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY .

• WORK PSYCHOLOGY .

~ .~ Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art. the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said. compared with having to do with the living body. the finest of Fine Arts. as any painter's or sculptor's work. for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble. it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation.

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