Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

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Professional Development of Nursing Professionals The recommendations presented in the 2010 IOM report entitled Transforming Practice, Transforming Education, and Transforming Leadership depicts how all the diverse groups in the health care arena can work together to help make sure that the health care system offers transparent, affordable, quality care that is available to all and leads to enhanced health. The three areas in which the report paid particular attention were transforming practice, transforming education and transforming leadership. Transforming Practice The future of health care demands that health professionals construct a system that is more patient centered than it is today. Nurses have the opportunity to have a central role in transforming the health care system in order to generate a more accessible, high-quality, and value-driven atmosphere for patients. "The need for this change in focus has become predominantly urgent in respect to chronic conditions; primary care, including care coordination and transitional care; prevention and wellness; and the prevention of adverse events, such as hospital-acquired infections. Given the aging population, moreover, the need for long-term and palliative care will also continue to grow in the coming years" (Transforming Practice, Transforming Education, and Transforming Leadership, 2010). Due to the existing concerns about a shortage of primary care health professionals in the future, nurses are being looked
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