Select one public policy that currently is impacting RN in Emergecy Dept.. Consider the following: What health care driver was the policy designed to address: cost quality access or a combination?
Does the policy appear to be achieving its intended results? On what data are you basing your assumption?
What have been the effects (adverse or positive) of this policy on health care cost quality and access?
How is this policy affecting your nursing practice?
Next select a health care issuesomething you see or experience on a daily basisabout which you would like to influence a practice change through the policy process.
Review the Learning Resources focusing on Kingdons Model. How would you utilize this model to guide your policy development?
Template
The introduction to your paper will provide a brief overview of your work.
Public Policy Criterion #1
a.Provide a brief description of a public policy that is having an impact on your practice (use only existing state or federal public policies not hospital policies).
Public Policy Analysis Criterion #2
a.Summarize the analysis of the policy using the following as a guide
1.What health care driver was the policy designed to address: a.Cost
b.Quality
c.Access
d.Combination of the above
2.Does the policy appear to be achieving the intended results? On what are you basing your assumption?
3.What have been the effects (adverse or positive) of this policy on health care cost quality and access?
4.How is this policy affecting nursing practice?
Analyze Synthesize Apply = Critical Thinking!
Public Policy Change Criterion #3
a.Summarize the issue you would like to influence through a change in public policy
b.Outline how you would utilize Kingdons Model to guide policy development
Conclusion/Summary
References
Milstead J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurses guide (Laureate Education Inc. custom ed.). Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Chapter 1 Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy Naturally (pp. 127)
Chapter 2 Agenda Setting (pp. 1944)
Chapter 3 Government Response: LegislationPolitics: Playing the Game (pp. 4571)
Coalition for Patients Rights. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.patientsrightscoalition.org/