Application Policy Issue Analysis

Application Policy Issue Analysis
This week and next, you will develop a policy issue paper analyzing one piece of health legislation, a regulation, or a policy issue with significance to nursing. You may identify an issue from media reports, the professional literature, or from personal interest. Include how personal values and historical, social, financial, and other influences have shaped the policy.
Support your ideas or those of others with references from the professional nursing literature.

The paper is 4–5 double-spaced pages, excluding references.
Refer to the Policy Issue Application Assignment Rubric prior to submission
This Application is due by Day 7 of next week, Week 5. See the Week 4 Application Assignment for complete instructions.
Week 4 Influencing Health Care Through Policy: The Workplace and Government
Resources: Media
• Video: Laureate Education (Executive Producer). (2009). The context of healthcare delivery: Influencing health care through policy: The workplace and government. Baltimore: Author.
Reading
Course Text: Mason, D. J., Gardner, D. B., Outlaw, F. H., & O’Grady, E. T. (2016). Policy and politics in nursing and health care (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
• Chapter 1, “Frameworks for Action in Policy and Politics”
• Chapter 2, “A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics, and Nursing”
• Chapter 7, “The Policy Process”
• Chapter 8, “Political Analysis and Strategies”
• Chapter 41, “How Government Works and What You Need to Know to Influence the Process”
Articles (Select and read one of the following articles):
• Abiola, S. E., Colgrove, J., and Mello, M. M. (2013). The politics of HPV vaccination policy formation in the United States. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, 38(4). 645-81.
• Brown, Lawrence D. and Gusmano, M. K. (2013). Introduction: Evaluation in analytic theory and political practice. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, 38(6), 1071-9.
• Faiman, J. and D’Antonio, P. (2013). History counts: How history can shape our understanding of health policy. Nursing Outlook, 61(5), 346-352.5
• Primomo, J. and Bjoling, E. (2013). Changes in political astuteness following nurse legislative day. Policy, Politics,& Nursing Practice,14(2), 97-108.
Optional Resources are listed in the Learning Resources for Week 4.
• Application

Policy Issue Analysis
This week and next you will develop a policy issue paper analyzing a piece of health legislation, a regulation, or a policy issue with significance to nursing. You may identify an issue from media reports, the professional literature, or from personal interest. Include how personal values and historical, social, financial, and other influences have shaped the policy.

Support your ideas or those of others with references from the professional nursing literature. See Mason, Leavitt & Chaffee (Box 7–3, pp. 58–64) for a detailed example of a policy issue paper.

The paper is 4–5 double-spaced pages excluding references.

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