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financial issues in healthcare reform

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Incorporating APRNs in the Society
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Incorporating APRNs in the Society
Nursing in the United States has attained a higher notch with the increased number of APRNs. Patients with acute conditions can now access medical attention at or near their homes, which is more convenient to them and the medical sector at large. The government is taking all the means possible to bring down the medical and Medicaid cost as low and affordable as possible (Liaw et.al. 2014).In APRN nursing practice, a nurse is allowed to offer customized service to a family or an individual patient from the comfort of their homes or within their clinics.
Though it has cost him a lot of own funds and donations, Buffet, who is a practitioner in cancer diagnosis and treatment, has been of great help to the community around Iowa. Many cancer patients have been saved the long wait and quite a great deal of money they used for their treatment. His heart to serve the community has made the life journey comfortable for those living with life-threatening illness.
With government making such legislations empower nurses and encourage them to move a notch higher in their practice, patients with long-term health conditions can access treatment easier saving on their time and stress (Liaw et.al. 2014). Such practice will also encourage the public to get medical tests and access advice easily to enable them makes proper health decisions. Since they are registered physicians, APRNs help in taking medical services closer to the people subsidizing the government’s efforts.
A case in hand is that of Stephen, who despite being cancerous has to struggle and keep his hotel business running. The extended periods of waiting in the ADC hospital queue made him skip clinics and checkups. The skips and sometimes missing the scanning made him not aware that he was to change the dosage with advancing cancer growth. Detection of the continued growth in time would have been prevented, but his condition now does not allow him to attend to his daily chores in his business. There are also huge hospital bills left at ADC before changing to Buffet’s clinic. He now receives specialized care and sometimes Buffet attends him from his home when he is unable to get to the hospital.
The buffet also attends to a diabetic patient with acute conditions from whom they get their medicine and get a regular checkup. More APRNs should be encouraged to stand and get a way to deliver their services to the community instead of congesting in the existing health facilities. The practice will not reduce the disparity in the ratio of nurses to the public but will create more room for rendering the health services to the people.
It is mandatory for all nurses to follow the code of conduct for the nursing practice (Rounds & Mallary, 2013). Provided their practice is within the accepted standards, APRNs stand to benefit from the ability to serve patients in whatever region and disease specialization. From the adoption of such trend, patient’s access specialized care that is brought closer to them. The government has the task of ensuring that the APRNs have the capacity in knowledge and equipment’s to handle the cases they are required and as stipulated by law. In embracing this practice, there will be speculated overall improvement in the health of all citizens.
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