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News: Nurses urged to examine their changing role

Case Management Weekly, November 9, 2011

The three topics on everyone's mind during last week's Nursing Management Congress were:

  • Transforming care delivery
  • The changing role of nursing, and
  • Which programs to attend

The Las Vegas setting provided opportunities for fun and excitement, but the opportunity to discuss nursing’s role in healthcare reform and nursing’s truly electrified the audience of approximately 1,000 nurse managers and leaders in attendance. Keynote speaker Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), FAAN, Senior Partner, Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc, Atlanta, GA, Associate Professor, Leadership Scholar, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, told attendees that it's time for nursing to unbundle its work and decide what it will no longer do so that nurses can focus on what's most important in the changing face of care delivery.

"We've been too addicted to our protocols and our rituals," said Porter-O'Grady. Nursing can't keep doing what it's been doing in the new world of healthcare reform and value-based purchasing. Instead, it's time to embrace meaningful changes, he said.

Learn about Porter-O’Grady’s key strategies and more on the HealthLeaders Media website.

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