Thank you for the uplifting Nurse.com article, “On the rise” (www.Nurse.com/Article/Medical-Homes), about patient-centered medical homes. After decades in nursing, I have seen and experienced many different roles. Nurses have always led by seeing the challenges facing our patients.
To have a dedicated position for this and to have healthcare systems recognize how important it is to allow adequate time and manpower to reach more patients is awesome. This will help patients move more quickly on their path to wellness.
My biggest fear as I head into my golden years is if I cannot speak for my needs, who will look at my big picture?
Kudos to those nurses who saw a need and advocated for the time, money and positions to do the job.
Anne Overby, RN, Olympia, Wash.