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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report compiled by the  Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was released in October 2010.  The report has generated lively discussions from multiple disciplines about...

We are currently challenged by a healthcare system problem. Too often patients only communicate with their provider to receive episodic care; we need to emphasize the importance of the provider-patient relationship in preventative care. The election of President Obama in November 2008 marked the beginning of...

Where does the healthcare continuum really begin? With prevention? In the home? With the Primary Care Provider? In the Emergency Department? Although an argument can certainly be made for any of the four choices above, I’d like to challenge your opinion and perspective with a different answer…the continuum for many...

I always inform new patients about the personal philosophy that guides my practice as a family nurse practitioner in primary care and determines how I approach patients, families, and health.  Revealing this early helps patients decide whether I might be the right health professional to...

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