The Essential Role of the Registered Nurse and Integration of Community

January 09 2017|Report
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This document describes the position of the Tri-Council for Nursing with regard to the essential role of the registered nurse (RN) in community team-based care, and describes the relationship of RNs and community health workers (CHW) who assist teams in achieving individual and population health outcomes. The evolution of community team-based care acknowledges new and modified roles for clinicians and other care givers, their relationships and customized interactions with patients and families. The Tri-Council position will inform consumers, providers, and policy makers about the changing nature of care in the community and the importance of high impact teams, highlighting the roles of registered nurses and community health workers.

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