The role in healthcare care reform in shifting the focus from a disease -oriented health care system toward one of wellness involves the implementation of policies and procedures that focus on preventative health. This things include screenings, wellness education classes, healthy eating. vaccination programs etc. These are the types of things that prevent diseases before they occurr. With the focus of health being toward preventing disease changes the entire focus of the healthcare system. This was one of the plans for Obama care because the govenrment has figured that if they changed the focus of healthcare it would decrease the rate of disease and lower healthcare costs over time. Of course this entire health care reform will take years to actually notice a difference. Nurses are the forefront of healthcare. We are the number one influencers for health and promoting health.Pt education and health promotion is a major part of the role of a nurse.Ensuring that patients are focused on preventative health reduces hospital readmissions.
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