The population health domain in the AACN Essentials (2021) explains that nurses are expected to advance preparedness efforts to protect population health
during disasters and emergencies.
As advocates of social justice and change agents, nurses promote change to improve outcomes for individuals, communities, and populations. Advancing
system preparedness to protect population health during disasters and emergencies is an essential role for nurses. It requires interprofessional
collaboration, ethical decision making, and system-level planning, which are essential skills of an MSN professional nurse.
Imagine you are an MSN professional nurse required to participate in a system-level change initiative to improve upon the preparedness objective across
settings. You have been tasked with creating a force field analysis of the driving and restraining forces related to a preparedness change initiative and
reporting the findings to your leadership team. Consider including a force field analysis diagram in your report.
Begin by visiting the Healthy People Data2020 website, select the topic Preparedness, click Search, and choose one objective. Refer to the example analysis
in Table 5-2 of the textbook, and then document your understanding of the driving and restraining forces and the significance of stakeholders involved in
addressing the change goals.