- Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:01
- Written by Florence
Case management in nursing refers to the long-term care offered to patients by case management nurses. Their main goal is to improve the patient’s recovery process both within the hospital settings and outside to ensure quick patient recovery (Chow & Wong, 2010). It has been used in the United States for more than two centuries to coordinate health and human services. The unique thing about the concept is that case nurses choose to work with specific groups of nurses throughout the process. Nurses collaborate with other clients around the clock to deliver quality healthcare services to their patients. Below is an analysis of how the concept has evolved in the US since it was first introduced in the 1980s, together with how the nurses work hand in hand with other professionals.