Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide / Edition 2

Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide / Edition 2

by Jeri Milstead
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0763731587

ISBN-13: 9780763731588

Pub. Date: 02/04/2004

Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning

Relied upon by faculty as a centerpiece for their health policy courses, the newly updated Third Edition of Health Policy and Politics continues to expand on the relationship between health policy and politics and the field of nursing. Practicing clinicians and administrators will also learn how health policy affects them and how to become politically active.

Overview

Relied upon by faculty as a centerpiece for their health policy courses, the newly updated Third Edition of Health Policy and Politics continues to expand on the relationship between health policy and politics and the field of nursing. Practicing clinicians and administrators will also learn how health policy affects them and how to become 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.

In the revised Third Edition, the updated format includes two new chapters:

Policy Nurses Advance Policy Agendas in Many Arenas

Applied Healthcare Economics for the Noneconomics Major

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763731588
Publisher:
Jones & Barlett Learning
Publication date:
02/04/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Chapter 1 Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy, Naturally Jeri A. Milstead 1

Introduction 2

Changes in the Practice of Nursing 2

The Emerging Political Role of Nurses 5

Finding a Foundation in Theory and Research 8

A New Organizational Paradigm 10

The Changing Paradigm in Health Care 12

What Is Public Policy? 15

An Overview of the Policy Process 21

A Bright Future 25

Conclusion 32

Chapter 2 Agenda Setting Elizabeth Ann Furlong 41

Introduction 42

The Nebraska Humane Care Amendment 43

The National Center for Nursing Research Amendment 46

Overview of Models 48

Kingdon Model 48

Importance of Contextual Dimensions 52

Schneider and Ingram Model 58

Conclusion 60

Chapter 3 Government Response: Legislation Mary K. Wakefield 65

Introduction 66

The Players 66

The Process 78

Research 81

Putting Issues in Context 81

Visibility 82

Effective Communication 83

Eleven Lessons Learned from Nine Years on Capitol Hill 85

Conclusion 88

Chapter 4 Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful Jacqueline M. Loversidge 91

Introduction 92

Regulation Versus Legislation 92

Health Professions Regulation and Licensing 94

Methods of Professional Credentialing 97

The State Regulatory Process 101

The Federal Regulatory Process 107

Emergency Regulations 110

Locating Information 111

Providing Public Comment 114

Lobbying and Political Decision Making 115

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Regulatory Process 116

Current Issues in Regulation and Licensure 117

The Future of Advanced Practice Nurse Regulation 121

Conclusion 125

Chapter 5 Policy Design Patricia Smart129

Introduction 129

The Policy Process 131

Review of Policy Research 131

The Design Issue 134

Policy Instruments 136

Policy Design Model 138

Behavioral Dimensions 139

Conclusion 141

Case Study in Policy Design 141

Chapter 6 Policy Implementation Marlene Wilken 157

Introduction 158

Policy Implementation Players 159

Conclusion 161

Case Study: Advanced Practice Nurses and Pain Management 161

Case Study: Lead Poisoning in Children 163

Case Study: Back to Sleep and Nothing But Baby Campaigns 164

Chapter 7 Program Evaluation Ardith L. Sudduth 171

Introduction 172

Policy, Public Policy, and Social Programs 173

Program Evaluation 176

Accountability in Program Evaluation 179

Theory: A Valuable Tool in Evaluation 181

Ethics and Evaluation 182

Suggestions to Reduce Ethical Dilemmas in Program Evaluation 186

Program Evaluation Design Options 188

Evaluation Reports: Sharing the Findings 190

Conclusion 193

Chapter 8 The Internet and Healthcare Policy Information Ramona Nelson 197

Introduction 198

Information Literacy and Health Policy 199

Key Health Policy-Related Sites on the Internet 210

Impact of the Internet on the Process of Developing Health Policy 215

Conclusion 216

Chapter 9 Policy Nurses Advance Policy Agendas in Many Arenas Nancy J. Sharp 221

Introduction 222

Policy Nurses in Nursing Associations 222

Nurse in Washington Roundtable 223

Nursing Specialties Advocacy 223

Nurses in Washington Internship 224

Advanced Practice Nurse Organizations' Advocacy 225

The Nurse's Directory of Capitol Connections 226

University Policy Courses 227

Nightingale Policy Institute 227

Conclusion 229

Chapter 10 Applied Healthcare Economics for the Noneconomics Major Nancy Munn Short 231

Introduction 232

How Do Markets Work and What Is the Healthcare Market? 232

Nurse Shortages 233

Economic Rationality 234

Information Economics 234

Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard 236

Externalities 236

Opportunity Costs 237

What Makes the U.S. Healthcare System and Economy Strong? 238

Web Sites of Interest 238

Case Study: The Economics of End-Stage Renal Disease 240

Chapter 11 Global Connections Jeri A. Milstead 245

Introduction 246

Global Issues 246

Case Study: Implementation of Three Needle-Exchange Programs 250

Case Study: Implementation of Three Needle-Exchange Programs through Application of the Milstead Model 253

Conclusion 264

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