Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The role of nurses in health care reform: A project report
by Oparnica, Danica, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 69; 1527336
Abstract (Summary)

Over 17% of the United States' gross domestic product (GDP) is currently spent on the health care delivery system and these costs are expanding at an unsustainable rate. Other industrialized nations spend 50% or less of what we spend with outcomes better than ours. Since Theodore Roosevelt, every U.S. president has attempted to reform health care but has been only modestly effective until now with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Political, economic and philosophical stakeholders have attempted to sway public opinion against the ACA through a media and lobbying campaign that is unprecedented in its cost. Much of this campaign consisted of partial truths, fear tactics and, at times, pure deception. This study sought to determine whether or not a factual lecture on key provisions of the ACA would change nurses' opinions on the Bill. The method used was a quasi-quantitative experimental one group pretest–posttest design that tested the relationship between level of knowledge of the ACA and support for it among nurses.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ketola, Jarline
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Public policy, Health care management
Keywords: Affordable care act, Health care reform, Nurses, Nurses affordable care act, Nurses and health care, Obamacare
Publication Number: 1527336
ISBN: 978-1-303-76611-4
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