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Nursing Case Management
A literature review investigating the role of nursing case management in the areas of quality of life and re-hospitalization.
# 105900 | 1,795 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Aging (General)

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This paper explains that nursing case management is a care delivery model designed especially to coordinate and manage high-quality patient service across the variety of healthcare systems. The author suggests that, with steadily rising medical costs combined with an increasing number of older patients, case management provides a means of practicing cost containment and yet providing excellent care. The paper conducts a literature review on the role of nursing case management in the areas of quality of life and re-hospitalization and concludes that the literature review was disappointing because it did not reveal any studies comparing case management versus traditional nursing care and that the articles reported generalizations lacking statistics.

Table of Contents:
Case Management and Quality Of Life
Case Management and Rehospitalization

From the Paper:

"In a study specifically providing care to older women with breast cancer, Jenning-Sanders and Anderson (2003) recognized the many challenges that an older woman and her family face when diagnosed with breast cancer. They hypothesized that using nurse case managers may help older clients and their families to adapt to the many issues associated with this illness. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe how older breast cancer clients perceive the care received from nursing case managers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Faxon et. al. (2004) Improving quality of care through disease management. American Heart Association. Website retrieved October 17, 2007
  • Jennings-Sanders, A. and Anderson, E.T. (2003) Older women with breast cancer: perceptions of the effectiveness of nurse case managers. Nursing Outlook 51(3) 108-114
  • Lim, W.K., Lambert, S.F., and Gray, L.C. (2003) Effectiveness of case management and post-acute services in older people after hospital discharge. MJA 178: 262-267
  • Parker, M. Positioning Care Management for Future Health Care Needs. Optum Care Website retrieved October 17, 2007
  • Riegel, B., Carlson, B. ,Kopp, Z, LePetri, B, Unger, A. and Glaser, D. (2002) Effect of a Standardized Nurse Case Management Telephone Intervention On Resource Use in Chronic Heart Failure Patients Archives of Internal Medicine 162(6), 705-712.

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