The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on October 5, 2010, is the latest in a series of reports that have had a significant impact on creating positive change to improve health care in the United States. The report provides a vision of a future health care system that would make high-quality care accessible to all, promote wellness and disease prevention, reliably improve health outcomes, and provide compassionate care throughout a person’s lifespan. This report, in concert with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, must act as a catalyst for all health professions to find significant opportunities for collaboration and the impetus to play to each of our strengths to advance quality health care for all citizens.
Manning, Mary Lou and Swan, Beth Ann
"Interprofessional Education and Practice Implications of the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE):
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol2/iss2/2