Reform of Nursing Education – Nursing Expanding and Innovative RoleName : Dr. Shwu-Jiuan Liu
Affliation : RN, Professor
University : Fu Jen Catholic University
Country : Taiwan
Background: With the demographic structure of the aging rapid increase and less child, the disease patterns tend to chronic and more complex. The medical insurance system has been greatly affected and changed. The family structure and labor market structure also changes. While the public on human rights, dignity and quality of life advocates, nursing should improve the quality of care services to meet the requirements. This paper will describe reform of nursing education, and discuss nursing expanding and innovative role.
Abstract: This paper will describe reform of nursing education, and discuss nursing expanding and innovative role. The core of the overall care includes: 1. People-centered, 2. Community-oriented care, 3. to health care for the local model, 4. to chronic disease management as a priority, 5. Development of sustainable, holistic care. Care must integrate community resources, including principles of accessibility, comprehensiveness, coordination, accountability, and continuity. To achieve grass-roots care integration of community resources function.
Nursing education is particularly effective in Person center care, Interpersonal and communication skills, Professionalism, System-based practice, Practice –based Learning and improvement. With the trend, nursing has many pioneering roles, such as: community care specialist, wound care specialist, home care specialist, hospice care nurse, care manager, case manager, information nurse, Nurse Practitioner (NP)?CAM therapist, healing therapist, care manger in confinement.
This article specializes to discuss case manager in the discharge planning, care manager in long term care, and total care manager in palliative care. The function, operating procedures, education, and future development of these roles will be discussed.
Biography: Dr. Shwu-Jiuan Liu is currently working as Professor at Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University. She has completed her Ph.D in Nursing at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 1993. From past 25 years, she is a Professor and she has also served as Associate Director for the Department of Nursing in University Affiliated Hospital. She also served as Associate Dean, Health Care Institute Director, School of Nursing Consultant, Department of Nursing, and University Affiliated Hospital. She published several articles and books in the field of nursing.