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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164285
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Care Advocate: Improvisation of the CNS Role in an Academic Setting
Author(s):
Heitman, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Heitman, PhD, APRN-CNS, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of the Health Care Advocate position is to utilize the knowledge and experience of a member of the Nursing faculty, a CNS with case management experience, to provide health education that includes information regarding health care benefits and support services to university employees and retirees. Significance: The significance of this position is support for consumer driven health care and an improved quality of life for university employees and retirees. Design: The CNS served as chairperson of a university committee to evaluate current health care benefits and examine proposals of health care insurance brokers in an effort to control current health care costs and protect health benefits. During forums, held to illicit the concerns and questions of employees and retirees, it was noted that individuals felt there was no person on campus to address their health care questions. While insurance companies provided services for this purpose, employees expressed frustration in knowing how to access health care information expeditiously. The CNS submitted a proposal to administration for consideration of the Health Care Advocate position. Methods: The Health Care Advocate position has been evaluated as a beneficial service by employees, retirees and university dministration to meet the stated objectives. Anonymous exemplars of case studies have been maintained to illustrate the effectiveness of the position to individuals and in regard to addressing health care expenditures. Findings: The Health Care Advocate works with the Human Resources Department and the health care insurance broker to address the health care needs of university employees and retirees. The Human Resource Office and the Health Care Advocate engage in an on-going evaluation of the Health Care Advocate position. Conclusions: The CNS can effectively serve in the position of Health Care Advocate in an academic setting. Implications for Practice: The creation and adoption of this CNS role reflects the improvisation of this advanced practice role to meet the ongoing needs of individuals in various settings. Meeting the stated objectives reflects the potential of the CNS to be an active participant in university decisions that impact health promotion that impacts employment, employee satisfaction and budget allocations for the provision of health care benefits.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Care Advocate: Improvisation of the CNS Role in an Academic Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeitman, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Heitman, PhD, APRN-CNS, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164285-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the Health Care Advocate position is to utilize the knowledge and experience of a member of the Nursing faculty, a CNS with case management experience, to provide health education that includes information regarding health care benefits and support services to university employees and retirees. Significance: The significance of this position is support for consumer driven health care and an improved quality of life for university employees and retirees. Design: The CNS served as chairperson of a university committee to evaluate current health care benefits and examine proposals of health care insurance brokers in an effort to control current health care costs and protect health benefits. During forums, held to illicit the concerns and questions of employees and retirees, it was noted that individuals felt there was no person on campus to address their health care questions. While insurance companies provided services for this purpose, employees expressed frustration in knowing how to access health care information expeditiously. The CNS submitted a proposal to administration for consideration of the Health Care Advocate position. Methods: The Health Care Advocate position has been evaluated as a beneficial service by employees, retirees and university dministration to meet the stated objectives. Anonymous exemplars of case studies have been maintained to illustrate the effectiveness of the position to individuals and in regard to addressing health care expenditures. Findings: The Health Care Advocate works with the Human Resources Department and the health care insurance broker to address the health care needs of university employees and retirees. The Human Resource Office and the Health Care Advocate engage in an on-going evaluation of the Health Care Advocate position. Conclusions: The CNS can effectively serve in the position of Health Care Advocate in an academic setting. Implications for Practice: The creation and adoption of this CNS role reflects the improvisation of this advanced practice role to meet the ongoing needs of individuals in various settings. Meeting the stated objectives reflects the potential of the CNS to be an active participant in university decisions that impact health promotion that impacts employment, employee satisfaction and budget allocations for the provision of health care benefits.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:31Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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