An 86-year-old male parishioner is on hospice care at home, and his daughter, who is a nurse, has been trying to meet all his physical needs around the clock. The pastor, who made a home visit, calls the faith community nurse to express his concern that the daughter is becoming “burned out.” How can the faith community nurse engage the faith community as a whole to provide volunteer support to this family?
After reading the article,Transforming and Improving Health Care through Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology, discuss how meaningful use of data from electronic health records can be used to improve population health. Have you seen connections between data collection gathered from electronic health records and how you care for patients? Finally, reflect on your nursing experiences to an incidence where the electronic health record improved patient outcomes. How was the electronic health record used to improve outcomes? What negative impact have you seen using the electronic health record?