Nursing and Health Care Reforms Term Paper by Master Researcher

Nursing and Health Care Reforms
An interview with a nurse on the impact of recent health care reforms.
# 40396 | 1,900 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper is an analysis of an interview with a health care worker, a nurse on whether the recent health care reforms impacted her. The paper includes the interview questions and explains this nurse's opinions on the negative outcome of these health care reforms.

From the Paper:

"For the interview, the Informed Consent Form was used, and the nurse's confidentiality was guaranteed. The interview was arranged though a friend of mine who knows the nurse. This nurse, Linda (not her real name) has been a nurse for more than 20 years, and has had experience with different kinds of nursing such as obstetric and medical-surgical. The purpose of the interview was to discover whether the recent health care reforms impacted on a particular nurse. At the same time, several of Gustafson's (2000) ideas were being tested. The interview demonstrates that Gustafson is correct.
"The three ideas of Gustafson that were tested by the interview are: (1) "health reform contributed to a decline in the morale of nursing staff and increased their anxiety regarding job security and the diminishing quality of patient care" (p. 88); (2) as a result of health care reforms, the "work burden has diminished the nurses' most satisfying aspect to their work - having patient contact" (p. 89); (3) patient contact "has declined in quality over the past five to ten years" (p. 89). Linda agreed with all of these ideas. She believes that the state of patient care has become very poor, to the point where the patient's health is often placed in danger. She feels that the patients are affected along with nurses by reforms."

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