The Four Spheres of Political Action in Nursing

Week 1 Discussion

The Four Spheres of Political Action in Nursing

Please discuss the four spheres of political action in nursing. In addition, please develop a brief argument sharing how these spheres are interconnected and overlapping by applying an example from your practice. What are some ethical considerations here?

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 2 Discussion

Policy-Priority Selection

Identify your selected healthcare concern in your city or state that needs your advocacy with an elected official. What is the impetus and rationale for your selection? What is your solution to this concern? Describe the model of policy making that you feel would be best applied to your policy concern and the rationale for selecting this model.

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Week 3 Discussion

Effective Coalition Leadership

Locate a state or national coalition advocating for your approved healthcare policy concern. Who are the coalition partners and is there an identified leader? Can you identify successes indicating strong leadership? What can you add to the content for your upcoming interview from the work of this coalition?

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Week 4 Discussion

Challenges in Lobbying Strategies

Discuss the best approach for meeting and communicating with your selected elected official for your healthcare concern. What is your rationale for this approach?

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 5 Discussion

Drivers of High Performance Healthcare Systems

Select two drivers (for example quality, cost, and access) of high performance healthcare systems and apply it to your current work situation. The application could demonstrate the presence of the driver in a positive manner or it could acknowledge the presence of a concern.

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Week 6 Discussion

Using the Media

Given the power of the media, discuss how you would use an opinion editorial, a personal interview, websites, texting, Facebook, Twitter, and/or blogs to influence public opinion relative to your policy priority. What concerns about media and electronic social networking do you need to consider? Why?

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Week 7 Discussion

RN as Healthcare Policy Leader

As a health policy professional leader, communicating with lay audiences is an important skill in promoting the health of the community for master prepared registered nurses. Develop a concise position statement reflecting the research findings and recommendations by experts as they relate to workplace support for breast feeding mothers, medical marijuana services in the community, genetic testing or applications of stem cell research, transgender care, abortion, end-of-life care, or a community service administered by Family Nurse Practitioners (if you pick this one be specific about the type of community service the FNP would work in or manage).

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 8 Discussion

Reflection Global Policy Reform

Reflect on the concepts and practices you have learned in NR 506 on healthcare systems, politics, and health policy. Read the article that is linked below and share insights as how to make informed decisions on nursing practice and patient outcomes on a global basis. In addition, state how you will apply what you have learned in this course to your upcoming practicum experience.

Read the article by:

Ding, D. Lawson, K. D. Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Finkelstein, E. A., Katzmarzyk, P. T., van Mechelen, W. & Pratt, M. (2016). The economic burden of physical inactivity: A global analysis of major non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 388(10051), 1311-1324. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30383-X