Case Management for Nurses

Case Management for Nurses

ISBN: 9780136121626
Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2010-08-06
Number of pages: 360
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DESCRIPTION

This is a concise, up-to-date introduction to case management for all nurses. It presents today’s best practices for coordinating care and engaging interdisciplinary teams to deliver patient-centered care with active involvement from patients and families. Drawing on Institute of Medicine recommendations, it covers issues ranging from self-management to evidence-based practice, quality improvement to informatics. Section I clearly describes case management, and explains the case manager competencies, roles, responsibilities, tools, and ethical and legal obligations. Section II’s unique Case Management Reader brings together current literature on case management issues ranging from costs to chronic illness. Critical thinking questions follow every article. Some additional features include:

Institute of Medicine current recommendations
Coverage of clinical pathways–and other advanced tools available to the case manager
Questions and Activities–promoting effective discussion and application of the book’s concepts
Realistic cases—at the end of each chapter
Up-to-date Internet links–connecting to current information from government, professional organizations, and other sources
Complete glossary—presenting today’s common case management terminology
Visual presentation–including exhibits, boxed information and figures

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