Health Care Delivery Models and Nursing Practice
Examine changes introduced to reform or restructure the U.S. health care delivery system. In a
1,250-1,350-word papers, discuss action taken for reform and restructuring and the role of the
nurse within this changing environment.
Include the following:
1. Outline a current or emerging health care law or federal regulation introduced to reform or
restructure some aspect of the health care delivery system. Describe the effect of this on nursing
practice and the nurse’s role and responsibility.
2. Discuss how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes. Explain how
these affect nursing practice and describe the expectations and responsibilities of the nursing
role in these situations.
3. Discuss professional nursing leadership and management roles that have arisen and how they
are important in responding to emerging trends and in the promotion of patient safety and quality
care in diverse health care settings.
4. Research emerging trends. Predict two ways in which the practice of nursing and nursing roles
will grow or transform within the next five years to respond to upcoming trends or predicted
issues in health care.
You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources
must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant
to nursing practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the
Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to
become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.