Health Policy

Nurses advocate for their patients every day. Whether collaborating with the health care team to ensure a patient’s plan of care is appropriate, connecting patients and families to community resources, or teaching a patient during discharge planning, nurses utilize a set of interpersonal skills that lend them to be natural advocates (Mason, et. al. 2021).

What are some examples of how a lobbyist for a professional nursing organization works with nursing advocates on any given healthcare-related issue?

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Health Policy

How should healthcare professionals proactively plan to update their knowledge and skills to respond to the major public health issues and challenges facing them and their clients?

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Health Policy, Advocacy And Economics In Healthcare

Visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality- https://nhqrnet.ahrq.gov/inhqrdr/National/benchmark/summary/All_Measures/All_Topics

Select one of the achievable measures from Diseases and Conditions.

Identify:

one area where nationally we are at benchmark.
one area where we are close to benchmark.
one area where we are far from benchmark.
On the area where we are far from benchmark, suggest a policy to move us closer to Quality.

Assignment – Health Policy Analysis (5 full pages)

Health Policy Analysis Assignment Overview

Policy analysis is a key method for making recommendations and influencing policymakers. The analysis provides informed advice and includes a recommendation for policy and an action plan for change. The arguments should be well constructed, persuasive, and evidence based.

Your submission should be in APA format and 5 to 7 pages long, not including the cover and reference pages. It must include evidence from at least 5 peer-reviewed articles within the last 5 years.

Include the following in your submission:

Problem Statement: Describe the problem, and state why it is important. You may set up the problem in the form of a question to include the criteria for solving the problem.
Example: How can we increase uptake of the flu vaccine among the elderly population?

Policy Background: Describe the problem in context including policy efforts to date.

Policy Landscape: Who are the key stakeholders? Describe the research and the evidence. Consider social, political, economic, and practical factors.

Policy Options: Discuss the various options to consider. What are the pros and cons? What organizations may be aligned with one option or another? Discuss the trade-offs,
risks, and benefits.

Policy Recommendation: Articulate a best policy. Support the recommendation with facts, and describe why it is the best policy in view of any trade-offs.

Week 11: Required Readings
Medicare. (n.d.). Hospital Compare. Medicare.gov.
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports: National Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks. AHQ.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2018). Healthcare Timeline. IHI.

Reflective Journal – Emerging Trends, Future Challenges, and Keys to Success

The purpose of this Reflective Journal activity is to provide you with an opportunity to examine further one of the emerging trends as it relates to your respective healthcare organization.

Instructions:

Select one of the emerging trends and identify future challenges and keys to success as it relates to your healthcare organization.
Enter a short write up about emerging trends and future challenges into your Reflective Journal.

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Health Policy, politics and Social Justice

• Demonstrate critical understanding of ethical and political issues facing contemporary and historical health policy in local, national and global contexts. • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the philosophical, political, cultural and ethical perspectives of public health and health promotion. • Critically analyse and evaluate the drivers of health inequalities as well as the politics, practices and ethics of public health and health promotion. • Demonstrate the critical ability to link evidence with policy and practice. • Translate and apply theoretical concepts, principles and related policies to public health and health promotion contexts. Write 400 words for each question 1 -5 below. Include 3-4 references to provide substantive evidence of any claims you make for each question Where appropriate, include personal​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ anecdotes. Q:1 Whose responsibility is health? Do governments have a role to play, or is it purely down to individual choice? Discuss this issue and back up your argument with relevant scholarly evidence. Q:2 What is the role of interest groups, lobbyists, and mass media in agenda setting? Choose a global health policy issue to help explain how all three of these influence agenda setting. Q:3 Compare how health policies are formed in two countries of your choice, ensuring you address stages 1-3 of the policy formulation process. Q:4 Why do you think that some health programmes driven by foreign donors in low and middle-income countries have been less successful than expected? What kinds of problems do health ministers face in these countries when implementing such programmes? Q:5 Why are monitoring, evaluating, and reviewing new health policies important? Support your argument with evidence-base​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​d research.

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Health policy

This unit introduced the concept of top-down and bottom-up approaches. These approaches raise a question about who actually knows what is best for healthcare delivery

in the United States. In your opinion, do the people know better than lawmakers do? Where are the healthcare providers in your equation? Use an example from either

your own experience or the news to support your opinion. Reply to post 5 sentences

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Health policy

1)Why do you feel nurses should engage in health policy concerns and what specific information from the Gallup Survey supports your answer?
2)What is the difference in the definition of health and health policy?
3)After reviewing Healthy People 2020, what are the major social determinants of health and how do they interact?
4)Do you feel the National CLAS Standards serve as a framework for cultural sensitive healthcare? Provide an example.

5)According to Page 20 in your textbook, Federalism reflects a dual system of state and federal governance, which is further explained in your readings. Differentiate between the quality of right versus privilege with regards to the public provision of health care.
6)According to Page 23 in your textbook, Federalism creates the structure in which social policy is made. The very nature of federalism results in a fragmented system of governance. How does this affect the ability to create a national health insurance program? The name of the book is police and politics for nursing second edition by Nancy Aries and Donna Middaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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