In my future practice as an advanced nurse I will ensure that I promote the access to healthcare in my area. This will be accomplished by using the competencies in the health care field like: Advocacy, Case management, and Public policy. The American Nurses Association (ANA) have confidence in that advocacy is a fundamental of nursing. My Nurse Practitioner job will be based on advocate for my patients in any workplaces, or communities. Also, legislative and political advocacy are significant to progressing the nursing and Nurse Practitioner profession in the patient care (ANA, 2020).
Nurses are familiar with health promotion and helping people with decisions toward their health. Therefore, I believe that Nurse Practitioner can improve Healthcare Access, for example, implementing independent transportation network. Elderly people in the United States generally do not drive and this has a big impact on their health. So, it may be good idea to use Mobile Clinics, which is very popular today, to visit the Patient. For poor people, it could help them to get their medications, and get to a doctor appointment. Case management is very important in the community systems teamwork. Case management could organize trips, with health needs, assistance with childcare, and assistance with family (Health, 2018). Nurses’ policy influence is nurses’ ability in prompting decisions and matters related to health over political knowledge, good communication, and teamwork with other members of the health team. This will result in the improvement of nurses’ job environment and increases access to health care for many patients (NLN, 2020).
ANA. (2020). The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights. Retrieved from nursingworld.org: https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nursing-excellence/ethics/
Health, S. (2018). stakeholderhealth.org. Retrieved from Ten Ways Hospitals Can Improve Healthcare Access: https://stakeholderhealth.org/healthcare-access/
NLN. (2020). Advocacy and Public Policy . Retrieved from nln.org/advocacy-public-policy: http://www.nln.org/advocacy-public-policy/legislative-issues/access