Independent practice for nurse practitioners Part 1: Define the policy issue. o How is the issue affecting the policy arena? o What are the current politics of the issue? o At what level in the policy making process is the issue? · Part 2: Apply a policy analysis framework to explore the issue using the following contexts o Social o Ethical o Legal o Historical o Financial / economic o Theoretical underpinnings of the policy · Include in this section: o Who are the stakeholders of interest? o Is there a nursing policy / position statement on this health care issue? If so, who developed it? · Part 3: Policy options / solutions o What are the policy options / solutions for addressing the issue? Include at least three levels of options / solutions: no change; partial change; radical change or maximum change. o What are the theoretical underpinnings of the policy options / solutions? o What are the health advocacy aspects and leadership requirements of each option? o How does each option / solution provide an opportunity or need for interprofessional collaboration? o What are the pros and cons of each suggested change? Include the cost benefits, effectiveness, and efficiency of each option along with the utility and feasibility of each option. · Part 4: Building Consensus o Outline a plan for building consensus around your recommended option / solution for solving the policy issue.
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