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Empowering nurses in low-income countries to design and lead their own public health initiatives

Nursing for All’s approach is to train and fund nurses in the developing world as they design and implement their own public health initiatives. NFA believes this strategy addresses two needs: the need for more public health programing in low-income countries, and the need to provide nurses working in those countries with meaningful opportunities for autonomy and professional development. Liberia, where NFA’s programming ...more »

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Quality Improvement training in all healthcare professional education

It’s time to make quality improvement (QI) an integral part of medical culture. Let’s unite the disciplines of medicine and QI to empower providers early on in their training to both provide excellent care and advocate for high-quality, cost-efficient care at a systems level. Health improvement advocates have long applied QI methods to achieve the triple aim of better health, better care, and lower costs. Yet many providers ...more »

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Improving Patient Compliance with Chronic Disease Care: Lessons from Addiction Treatment

Vision for change: Relapse rates for chronic illnesses are 40-70% after one year -- a consistent statistic across illnesses. In stark contrast, relapse rates for addicted physicians in monitoring is 22% after 5 years. Relapse prevention strategies – intensive case management and behavioral contracting -- could be replicated with other addicted populations and other chronic illnesses that require behavioral modification. ...more »

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Nurses’ Access to and Success in Addiction Treatment

Vision for how things could change: Regardless of ability to pay, every nurse with substance abuse should have access to high-quality addiction treatment. Further, nurses’ sobriety benefits from dedicated patient follow up after inpatient treatment. At least 250,000 nurses are estimated to be affected by addiction. And 67-90% of disciplinary action taken by state Boards of Nursing are related to substance abuse. But, ...more »

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Help Nurses Improve Patient Safety and Outcomes

“Restrictions on practice scope, policy- and finance-related limitations, and inter-professional tensions have undermined nursing’s ability to provide/improve both general/advanced care” (IOM, 2011, p. 4). Tangible changes (increased RN staffing) did not result in major improvements. Research suggests non-tangible factors may limit efforts and nursing group (NG) empowerment (NGE; capability to achieve goals) may be a ...more »

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