Alice P Weydt

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Advances in science have transformed the provision of nursing care with processes that require extremely sophisticated technology to manage scenarios that were not possible until recently. Patients and patients' families are increasingly savvy about interventions and outcomes, and they articulate their expectations about both in their desire for(More)
Traditional disease-driven models of care for our geriatric population will continue to escalate costs with increased dissatisfaction with the care provided. A relationship-based care delivery model is needed that is based on caring theories that honor geriatric patients and their families across the care continuum. Patient- and family-centered care that is(More)
When nurses understand what interventions are needed to achieve desired patient outcomes, they can more easily define their practice. Work Complexity Assessment (WCA) is a process that helps nurses to identify interventions performed on a routine basis for their specific patient population. This article describes the WCA process and links it to the Nursing(More)
The Global Nursing Exchange is a welcoming, unstructured environment that connects colleagues in deeper ways. Nurses from a variety of environments dialogue about what could be and how to create it. Discussions are affirming, confirming, and challenging, creating personal and professional growth and innovation.
Open Door Health Center's community health plan enables it to increase access to an integrated array of health, social, and mental health/substance abuse services. This plan is divided into life cycle segments. Chronic disease treatment and management are built into each segment as appropriate. This plan for the underinsured and uninsured takes a proactive(More)
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