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Point of View: The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care

Point of View: The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care Point of View The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care By John Cunningham, R.N., M.S.N. interpreted in two ways. It can refer to the range of services provided between disciplines. In that case the question is, what does nursing do in relation to what other disciplines do? The second interpretation is, what are the varying roles of nursing in the continuum of illness? How are nurses involved in primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary treatment, and aftercare or supportive care? This second The continuum of AIDS care can be question is much more interesting to me, for a few reasons. The nursing care criteria committee has focused, so far, on tertiary care issues because AIDS centers are primarily tertiary facilities. However, we all recognize the importance of what is going on in other treatment settings. Second, it is worthwhile to review the goals and concerns of clinicians Periodically recalling purposes reduces some of the frustrations we experience as we try to move our patients through the care system. Here in New York City, we experience something like patient care gridlock. The ER does not empty because there are no empty beds on the units, which cannot discharge patients http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Point of View: The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (6) – Dec 1, 1989

Point of View: The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (6) – Dec 1, 1989

Abstract

Point of View The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care By John Cunningham, R.N., M.S.N. interpreted in two ways. It can refer to the range of services provided between disciplines. In that case the question is, what does nursing do in relation to what other disciplines do? The second interpretation is, what are the varying roles of nursing in the continuum of illness? How are nurses involved in primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary treatment, and aftercare or supportive care? This second The continuum of AIDS care can be question is much more interesting to me, for a few reasons. The nursing care criteria committee has focused, so far, on tertiary care issues because AIDS centers are primarily tertiary facilities. However, we all recognize the importance of what is going on in other treatment settings. Second, it is worthwhile to review the goals and concerns of clinicians Periodically recalling purposes reduces some of the frustrations we experience as we try to move our patients through the care system. Here in New York City, we experience something like patient care gridlock. The ER does not empty because there are no empty beds on the units, which cannot discharge patients

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 1989 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
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10.1089/apc.1989.3.2
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Abstract

Point of View The Nurse's Role in the Continuum of Care By John Cunningham, R.N., M.S.N. interpreted in two ways. It can refer to the range of services provided between disciplines. In that case the question is, what does nursing do in relation to what other disciplines do? The second interpretation is, what are the varying roles of nursing in the continuum of illness? How are nurses involved in primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary treatment, and aftercare or supportive care? This second The continuum of AIDS care can be question is much more interesting to me, for a few reasons. The nursing care criteria committee has focused, so far, on tertiary care issues because AIDS centers are primarily tertiary facilities. However, we all recognize the importance of what is going on in other treatment settings. Second, it is worthwhile to review the goals and concerns of clinicians Periodically recalling purposes reduces some of the frustrations we experience as we try to move our patients through the care system. Here in New York City, we experience something like patient care gridlock. The ER does not empty because there are no empty beds on the units, which cannot discharge patients

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Dec 1, 1989

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