Health Care Policy
In this week’s media presentation, Dr. Trautman, Dr. Wakefield, and Ms. Coyle discuss how public policies initiated at the national or state level ultimately influence what occurs at the institutional and local level of nursing practice and health care delivery. Health care policy usually is developed to aIDress health care cost, quality, or access, or a combination of the three. Due to the nature of their interaction with patients, nurses are well situated to be effective, knowledgeable advocates for their patients.
In this week’s Discussion, you will examine how current policies impact how you as a nurse provide health care. You will then select an issue of interest and determine how you could advocate for policy in that area.
Post by Day 3 a brief description of a public policy that is having an impact on your practice; summarize your analysis of the policy using the bulleted list above as a guide. Then, summarize the issue you would like to influence though a change in public policy, and outline how you would utilize Kingdon’s Model to guide your policy development.
This chapter explains public policy and the nurse’s role in directing health care issues to the government and securing a response.
This chapter provides examples of the process of moving a problem to the attention of the government so the solution can be considered at the state and federal levels.
This chapter explores the multiple factors that influence the development of public policy through the legislative branch of government.
This article explains the effects and ethical concerns associated with managed care, which integrates payment with the delivery of health care.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 16 minutes.
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