Case management education in nursing

Liu, W. I., Edwards, Helen E., & Courtney, Mary D. (2008) Case management education in nursing. Hu Li Za Zhi (The Journal Of Nursing), 55(3), pp. 81-86.

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In Taiwan, few articles have been published that describe case management education for nurses. This article reviews case management literature and aims to introduce case management definitions, a comparison between the nursing process and the case management process, current case management educational programs and core content for case management education. Finally, suggestions identified from the literature review for Taiwanese nursing education will be discussed. On the basis of evidence of case management's effectiveness in saving health costs and providing better quality of care, case management strategies are currently being implemented in a variety of settings with different populations under a range of conditions. Case management services are assisted by knowledgeable and skilled healthcare professionals called case managers. With their background of professional knowledge and skills and their familiarity with the nursing process, nurses have been the main case managers. A case manager's educational preparation is the key to successful case management. In other countries, many formal and informal case management educational programs have become available to prepare the nursing profession for the demands of the job market. Six essential knowledge areas and three categories of skills are identified for case management education. Developing a formal case management education program in nursing schools and offering continuing professional education for nurse case managers are suggested for Taiwanese nursing education to prepare nurses for case management. Collaboration between nursing academia and nursing practice might be considered an effective strategy to promote the development of case management practice in nursing.

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ID Code: 18328
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Nursing, Case management, Education, Models
ISSN: 0047-262x
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taiwan Nurses Association
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Deposited On: 25 Feb 2009 23:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:41

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