What is the role of health care reform in shifting the focus from a disease-oriented health care system toward one of wellness and prevention, and how does nursing fit into this shift?
According to Bauer, Briss, Goodman, and Bowman (2014), a renewed focus on prevention and wellness policies in the US has caught the attention of policy makers, scholars, as well as healthcare practitioners over the last couple of years. As stressed by Dietz, Douglas, and Brownson (2016), out of 2 trillion dollars spend on health care annually in the US, only 4 percent is invested in prevention and public health. This is despite the fact that there are numerous studies that have confirmed that disease prevention can reduce healthcare spending to a huge extent. Nevertheless, in the recent years, the health reform in the country has acknowledged the importance of disease prevention in enhancing the overall health outcomes of the citizens. As such, various strategies have been put in place when it comes to shifting focus from a disease-oriented health care system toward one of wellness and prevention…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5