Are Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses a Solution to Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages?
This paper summarizes the clinical skills and prescriptive authority of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, and investigates current trends in their geographic distribution to determine what their future role may be in addressing rural mental health needs.
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Policy Brief on Federal Health Care Reform
In this policy brief, Dr. Andrew Coburn of the Muskie School discusses three of the main components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): health insurance coverage, delivery system improvement, and cost containment, highlighting some of the provisions of the law that have already been implemented and those where important implementation decisions will have to be made.