Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide / Edition 1

Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide / Edition 1

by Jeri A. Milstead
     
 

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ISBN-10: 083421055X

ISBN-13: 9780834210554

Pub. Date: 01/07/1999

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This research-based text contains contributions from the foremost experts in the field in order to provide detailed information on health policy and politics as they relate to the field of nursing and, more specifically, to the advanced practice nurse. Health Policy and Politics covers the entire policy making process -- not just legislation -- including agenda

Overview

This research-based text contains contributions from the foremost experts in the field in order to provide detailed information on health policy and politics as they relate to the field of nursing and, more specifically, to the advanced practice nurse. Health Policy and Politics covers the entire policy making process -- not just legislation -- including agenda setting, government response, and program design. Actual nursing research and details of nurses' experiences bring the theoretical content to life, and help readers in the transition from theory to practice. This book can be used to initiate conversations about issues of policy and nurses' opportunities and responsibilities throughout the process, and will serve as an important and often-consulted reference as health care continues to evolve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834210554
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
01/07/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy, Naturally1
Introduction1
What Is Public Policy?15
An Overview of the Policy Process19
A Bright Future23
Conclusion29
2Agenda Setting37
Introduction37
The National Center for Nursing Research Amendment38
Overview of Models40
Examples of Political Contextual Influence50
Conclusion62
3Government Response: Legislation67
Introduction67
The Players68
The Process78
Practical Activities for APN Involvement81
Conclusion84
Eleven Lessons Learned from Nine Years on Capitol Hill85
4Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful89
Introduction90
Regulation versus Legislation90
Health Professions Regulation and Licensing92
Methods of Professional Credentialing95
The State Regulatory Process98
The Federal Regulatory Process107
Emergency Regulations109
Locating Information110
Providing Public Comment113
Lobbying and Political Decision Making114
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Regulatory Process116
Current Issues in Regulation and Licensure117
Conclusion125
5Policy Design129
Introduction129
Policy Design135
Infant Mortality: Comparative Issues142
Policy Design Factors Related to Prenatal Care in South Carolina and the Netherlands146
CHIP Project157
Conclusion158
6Policy Implementation161
Introduction162
Implementation Variables163
Problems with Implementation175
Successful Implementation178
Effects of Implementation on APNs: A Case Study on Direct Reimbursement, Prescriptive Authority, and Physician Supervision179
Conclusion188
7Program Evaluation193
Introduction194
Policy, Public Policy, and Social Programs195
Program Evaluation198
Accountability in Program Evaluation203
Theory: A Valuable Tool in Evaluation205
Ethics and Evaluation207
Program Evaluation Design Options213
Evaluation Reports: Sharing the Findings220
Conclusion223
8The Internet and Health Care Policy Information229
Introduction230
Information Literacy and Health Policy231
Key Health Policy-Related Sites on the Internet240
Impact of the Internet on the Process of Developing Health Policy245
Conclusion246
9Global Connections249
Introduction249
Implementation of Three Needle-Exchange Programs: Application of the Milstead Model254
Conclusion277
Index283

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