Health Care Reform: What’s In It for Nurses?

July 2, 2010

By Bob Jagendorf/via Flickr

A relaxing and safe Fourth of July weekend from the AJN editors to all nurses in the U.S., whether you’re taking it easy or on the job!

A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows rising popularity for the health care reform law. Many hard decisions still need to be made; innovation is more crucial than ever. Nurses who’d like a clearer sense of how the health care reform law may affect them in the coming years should have a look at “Health Care Reform: What’s In It for Nursing?” in our July edition. Written by AJN‘s emeritus editor-in-chief Diana Mason, it points out some of the new models of care the law promotes, models in which nurses play an increasingly important and vital role at every level. As often in the dynamic history of this country, there will be new kinds of opportunities for those who are ready for them.—JM, blog editor

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  1. Thank GOD for MEN! Male caregivers are an absolute necessity for people who are in situations like you find on You Tube when you type in “behavioral and medical challenges in autism” or google “autism self-injury” and a bunch of videos come up and let me tell ya, this is probably the best example of how MALE nures/caregivers are, at best, a HUGE assest to injury prevention. We’re talking a tall strong autistic patient who beats the tar outta himself and I don’t see a female nurse being able to do this. No sir. This is definately a man’s job. I bet people aren’t aware that many High risk autistic patients with “self abusive behaviors” or aggression are being let out of instiutions and pushed back into communities now and there is a HUGE need for male nurses (lvn RN’s cnas) and caregivers for home health and inside group homes in california.


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