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    Long Term Care: Health Care Delivery

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    Regarding long term care, what contributions can one make as a health care professional to ensure that care is individualized, integrated, coordinated, and meets quality standards. As health care professionals we are in a position to educate families, fellow nurses, academic curriculum, legislators and other significant interest groups - what action would one like to take to influence this growing area of health care delivery?

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    The common sense logic dictates that LTC must be an "independent" sector, buttressed by a separate social insurance program or a joint tax-based financing mechanism. Therefore, the negative connotations associated with the multiple and conflicting policies, jurisdictions, funding streams, regulations, and institutional barriers found in most of today's ...

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    This is a discussion on the contributions a health care professional can make to ensure quality long term health care and possible actions to influence the area of health care delivery.