Home healthcare nursing in the managed care environment. Part II. The impact on clients and professional nurses.Home Healthc Nurse. 1998 May; 16(5):280-7; quiz 287-8.HH
Part I, published in last month's issue of Home Healthcare Nurse, provided information about managed care and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). This article, Part II, presents an overview of the history of home healthcare nursing, the results of a purposeful sample, and interviews of home care nurses. Interviews were conducted to determine how nurses perceived the impact of managed care on their clients and nursing practice. Conclusions are presented in terms of emergent categories gleaned from the interviews. Recommendations for the continued growth and advancement of professional nursing in the context of managed care are given.