Skip to main content

View Diary: Interview With Thad Wilson, President, American College of Nurse Practitioners (45 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You are welcome (5+ / 0-)

    I appreciated this opportunity to share the good new s about NP's.  As of 2008, only 6% of nurses were men and the percentage among NP's was about the same.  We need a more balanced profession.  

    •  this is Dr Wilson (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Maudlin, madaprn, MissInformation, quadmom

      who can hang out for an hour or so (no more) and respond.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 06:30:39 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Thank you Dr Wilson (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Maudlin, Caoimhin Laochdha, tardis10

      I wince every time I hear a discussion or position paper about healthcare reform that fails to include advanced practice nurses and nurses in general. My education and training as a family nurse practitioner focused on primary care using a holistic rather than strictly medical model. Studying effective health promotion is underrated and barely reimburseable in our present fee for service healthcare delivery system which ostensibly values amputation of gangrenous limbs more than finding the health promoting interventions that would prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes 20 or 30 years prior to the amputation.  

      There are many sttudies documenting the efficacy of NP primary care starting with Mary Mundinger's outcome study in the January JAMA of 2000 ( JAMA. 2000;283:59-68.)

      I hope our professional and academic organizations do come to a consensus on healthcare reform and advocate for a single payer system.  A substantial part of our daily lives including time and resources is spent on navigating and negotiating the hurdles to care placed by insurance companies especially in regards to nutritional counseling and mental health. Where are the studies demonstrating their good health outcomes with the present systems of delay and deny?

      "And tell me how does god choose whose prayers does he refuse?" Tom Waits

      by madaprn on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 07:24:30 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site