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health. Programs have been developed to evaluate wellness and preventative status, health andwellness education, and facing real or social causes of diseases that are preventable. Salmond states,“Achieving patient-centered, coordinated care requires interprofessional collaboration, and it is anopportunity for nursing to shine” (Salmond, 2017). Nurses are considered the backbone of the healthcare industry and are therefore the means to create this change of focus. Nurses will educate patients,staff and physicians on the changing plans.ReferenceSalmond, S. W., & Echevarria, M. (2017). Healthcare Transformation and Changing Roles forNursing.Orthopedic nursing,36(1), 12–25. doi:10.1097/NOR.0000000000000308Re: Topic 1 DQ 2The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created to make health care cost more affordable to people,so they will seek health care regularly in hopes of preventing disease. Early prevention andwellness care help maintain current health and manage the signs and symptoms at home toprevent a hospital admission. The nursing fit into this shift as a key element to achieve the goalof health reform plan. One article state that as part of the future nursing of leading change andadvance health, nursing has an important job in health care reform because nurses can provide asafe care, quality care, patient-centered care, and make health care accessible to patients. Fromthe chief nursing officer to the staff nurse, nurses have to understand how nursing practice andhow to deliver care differently to achieve the high level of quality care and pro actively andpassionately become involved in the change. Nurses must have skill on providing wellness andpopulation care, with a new focus on patient-centered care, care coordination, data analytics, andquality improvement (Salmond & Echevarria, 2017). This article provides a fact of nurse’scapability to reach the goal of health care reform. With nursing skills, we can deliver proper careto our patients. Health care delivery is different and more advanced according to the futurenursing and health care reform. For example, RN’s now are needed in home settings andcommunity care to deliver teaching, training, and direct care at a patient’s home. This method ischeaper in cost and can save patients from readmission to acute care. There are other ways nurses
are useful in delivering good care in affordable cost which is why advance education such asBSN, MSN, etc. are needed to complete the job.Salmond, S. W., & Echevarria, M. (2017). Healthcare Transformation and Changing Roles forNursing. Orthopedic nursing, 36(1), 12-25.Re: Topic 1 DQ 2One of the greatest health care reform that helped many Americans with health insurance and fundhealth care education was the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obama care. It also helped shift the focusfrom a disease-oriented health care system to one of wellness and prevention. Many of the provisionscalled for in the ACA such as the preventive care services and prevention and public health are just two

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