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Health care reform and the shift n focus from disease orientation to wellness and prevention

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?

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The current health care system does not promote health, it reacts to illness and costs way to much. Health care reform seeks to promote health and prevent disease. In this emphasis health care responsibility will be transferred back to the patient through education and early preventative care. Patients can be educated o healthy lifestyles and taking responsibility for preventing illness. The focus will be on educating and counseling to help patients make positive changes in health behaviors. Preventing illness and ...

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health care reform will help patients with early detection of disease. Education on lifestyle changes will be crucial to health care reform.