Health Policy and Politics

ISBN-10: 1449665098
ISBN-13: 9781449665098
Edition: 4th 2013
Authors: Jeri A. Milstead
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Book details

List price: $105.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 11/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Relied upon by faculty as a centerpiece for their health policy courses, the newly updated Fourth Edition of Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide continues to expand on the relationship between health policy and politics as they relate to the field of nursing. A timely and relevant revision, the Fourth Edition includes a completely updated chapter on economics and contains the most current information on the politics surrounding health policy. Practicing clinicians and administrators will learn how health policy affects them and how to get politically active. Health Policy walks readers through the process of public policy making, including agenda setting, government response, program response, implementation, and evaluation and teaches nurses in advanced practice how to deliver quality health care by appropriate providers in a cost-effective manner. Furthermore, IOM’s Future of Nursing paper is integrated throughout the text.

Preface
Why a Fourth Edition?
Target Audience
Using This Book
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy, Naturally
Introduction
Changes in Nursing Education and Practice
Developing a More Sophisticated Political Role for Nurses
21st Century Organizations
What Is Public Policy?
Why Nurses and Public Policy?
An Overview of the Policy Process
A Bright Future
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
References
Agenda Setting
Introduction
Case Study 1: Immigration and Perinatal Care
Case Study 2: The National Center for Nursing Research Amendment
Overview of Models and Dimensions
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
References
Government Response: Legislation-Politics: Playing the Game
Introduction
Political Involvement: Option Versus Obligation
Politics-What Is It Really?
Effective Lobbying: A Three-Legged Stool
Trends and Tools
Conclusion
Running for Elective Office-One Nurse's Experience
Discussion Points and Activities
References
Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful
Introduction
Regulation Versus Legislation
Health Professions Regulation and Licensing
Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses
Current Issues in Regulation and Licensure
The Future of Advanced Practice Nurse Regulation
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
Case Study 1: Regulation of Pronouncement of Death in Ohio
Case Study 2: Changes in Regulations
References
Policy Design
Introduction
The Policy Process
Review of Policy Research
The Design Issue
Policy Instruments
Using Tools as a Looking Glass: Two Case Studies
Case Study 1: Comparative Analysis of Pregnancy Outcomes in Two Countries
Case Study 2: Polypharmacy Problems
Bringing Policy to the Classroom
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
References
Implementation
Introduction
Implementation: The Process
Case Studies: Implementation and APRNs
Case Study 1: Direct Physician/Practitioner Supervision of Nursing Interventions and Practices
Case Study 2: Developing and Implementing Innovative Models of Care
Case Study 3: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
Case Study 4: Home Health Care and Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Case Study 5: Advancing Access to Care Through Full Utilization of APRNs
Implementation Strategies for the 2008 Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, & Education
Case Study 6: Restricted Scope of APRN Practice
References
Program Evaluation
Introduction
Policy, Public Policy, and Social Programs
Program Evaluation
Accountability in Program Evaluation
Theory: A Valuable Tool in Evaluation
Ethics and Evaluation
Program Evaluation Design Options
Evaluation Reports: Sharing the Findings
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
Case Study 1: Evaluating Clinic Services
Case Study 2: Clinic: For Episodic or Chronic Care?
References
The Impact of Social Networking and the Internet on Healthcare Decisions
Introduction
Social Networks: How They Have Changed Communication
Social Networking and Healthcare Information: A Mixed Blessing
Beyond Informatics: Electronic Health Records
Information, Legislation, and Health Care
The Future of Healthcare Policy in the Age of Social Networking
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
References
Policy Nurses Advance Policy Agendas in Many Arenas
Introduction
Policy Nurses in Nurse Associations
Connecting and Educating Policy Nurses
Advocacy for Advanced Practice Nurse Organizations
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
Reference
Additional Resources
Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care
Introduction
Economics and Finance: A Comparison
Discussion Points and Activities
Case Study: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolina's Uninsured Population
Websites of Interest
References
Global Connections
Introduction
Global Issues
The Importance of Understanding the Cultural Context
The Nurse Shortage
Nurse Involvement in Policy Decisions
Case Study: The Resurgence of Polio
Conclusion
Discussion Points and Activities
References
Index

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