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NURS 3005 Context of Healthcare Delivery: Welcome & Course Readings

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NURS 3005 Required Course Readings

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Adler-Milstein, J. Kvedar, J., and Bates D. W. (2014). Telehealth among US hospitals: Several factors, including state reimbursement and licensure policies, influence adoption. Health Affairs, 33(2), 2207-215. NOTE: This article is not available in the Walden Library. Please use Talbot (below)

Abiola, S. E., Colgrove, J., and Mello, M. M. (2013). The politics of HPV vaccination policy formation in the United States. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law Aug; 38(4): 645-81.

Auerbach, D., Staiger, D. O., Muench, U., and Buerhaus, P. I. (2013). The nursing workforce in an era of health care reform. The New England Journal of Medicine april; 368: 1470-1472

Avila, R. and Bramiett, M. (2013). Language and immigrant status effects on disparities in Hispanic children’s health status and access to health care. Maternal & Child Health Journal Apr; 17(3): 415-23.

Battie, R. and Steelman, V. (2014). Accountability in nursing practice: Why it is important for patient safety. Association of perioperative Registered Nurses Journal,100(5), 537-541. NOTE: This article is not available in the Walden Library. Please use Oestberg or Fuchs.

Brown, Lawrence D. and Gusmano, M. K. (2013). Introduction: Evaluation in analytic theory and political practice. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law Dec; 38(6): 1071-9.

Chandra, A., Dalton, M., and Holmes, J. (2013). Large increases in spending on postacute care in medicare point to the potential for cost savings in these settings. Health Affairs May; 32(5): 864-72.

Collins, S., Piper, K. B., and Owens, G. M. (2013). The opportunity for health plans to improve quality and reduce costs by embracing primary care medical homes. American Health & Drug Benefits Jan-Feb; 6(1): 1-7

Cosgrove, D. M., Fisher, M., Gabow, P., Gottlieb, G., Halvorson, G. C., James, B., C., Kaplan, G. S., Perlin, J. B., Petzel, R., Steele, G. D., and Toussaint, J. S. (2013). Ten strategies to lower costs, improve quality, and engage patients: The view from leading health system CEOs. Health Affairs, Feb; 32(2): 321-7.

Dennis, A., Blanchard, K., Cordova, D., Wahlin, B., Clark, J., Edlund, K., McIntosh, J., and Tsiktas, L. (2013). What Happens to the Women Who Fall through the Cracks of Health Care Reform? Lessons from Massachusetts. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law Apr; 38(2): 393-419.

Eaton, M. K. (2012). Professional advocacy linking Virginia's story to public policy-making theory, learning from the past and applying it to our future. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice,13(2), 105-112.

Ewing, M. (2013). The patient-centered Medical home solution to the cost-quality conundrum. Journal of Healthcare Management Jul-Aug; 58(4): 258-66.

Faiman, J. and D’Antonio (2013). History counts: How history can shape our understanding of health policy. Nursing Outlook Sept-Oct; 61(5): 346-352.

Fuchs, J. The legislative process (2014). AAACN Viewpoint Jan-Feb; 36(1): 14-5.

Grob, R., Schlesinger, M., Davis, S., Cohen, D., and Lapps, J. (2013). The affordable care act’s plan for consumer assistance with insurance moves states forward but remains a work in progress. Health Affairs 32(2): 347-356.

Herrera, A.P., George, R., Angel, J. L., and Markides, K., Torres-Gil, F. (2013). Variation in older Americans act caregiver service use, unmet hours of care, and independence among Hispanics, African Americans, and Whites. Home Health Care Services Quarterly Jan-Mar; 32(1): 35-56.

Nickitas, D. M. (2013). Health care spending: The cold, hard facts on cost, quality, and care. Nursing Economic$ Jan-Feb; 31(1): 5-11.

Oestberg, F. Policy and politics: Why nurses should get involved (2012). Nursing Dec; 42(12): 46-49.

Primomo, J. and Bjoling, E. (2013). Changes in political astuteness following nurse legislative day. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice May; 14(2): 97-108.

Ruiz-Casares, M., Rousseau, C., Laurin-Lamothe, A., Rummens, J., Zelkowitz, P., Crepeau, F., and Steinmetz, N. (2013) Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Children and Pregnant Women: The Paradox Between Values and Attitudes of Health Care Professionals. Maternal & Child Health Journal Feb; 17(2): 292-8.

Sabella, D. (2012). PTSD among our returning veterans. How to recognize and assist veterans with this increasingly common mental health disorder. American Journal of Nursing, 112 (11), 48-52.

Sarna, L., Bialous, S. A., Chan, S., Hollen, P., and O’Connell, K. A. (2013). Making a difference: Nursing scholarship and leadership in tobacco control. Nursing Outlook Jan-Feb; 61(1): 31-42.

Spetz, J., Parente, S. T., Town, R. J., and Bazarko, D. (2013). Scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners limit cost savings that can be achieved in retail clinics. Health Affairs Nov 32(11): 1977-1984.

Stuart, B., Loh, F., Roberto, P., and Miller, L. (2013). Increasing medicare part d enrollment in medication therapy management could improve health an lower costs. Health Affairs Jul; 32(7): 1212-20.

Talbot, J., Coburn, A., Croll, X., Ziller, E. (2013). Rural considerations in establishing network adequacy standards for qualified health plans in state and regional health insurance exchanges. Journal of Rural Health,  29(3), 327-35. 

Other Readings

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