Policy And Politics For Nurses And Other Health Professionals

Policy And Politics For Nurses And Other Health Professionals

by Donna M. Nickitas, Donna J. Middaugh, Nancy Aries
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0763756598

ISBN-13: 9780763756598

Pub. Date: 03/26/2010

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals: Advocacy and Action provides a nursing focus within an interdisciplinary approach, which intertwines to create an understanding of economics, politics, and policy in relation to health care. Contributors to this text offer future nurses and healthcare providers keen insight about clinical practice

Overview

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals: Advocacy and Action provides a nursing focus within an interdisciplinary approach, which intertwines to create an understanding of economics, politics, and policy in relation to health care. Contributors to this text offer future nurses and healthcare providers keen insight about clinical practice and its derivation from regulation, laws, and policies that have roots in public policy and politics.

This innovative text also offers practical knowledge on how healthcare professionals can get involved and be proactive in the policy that directly affects their profession and patients.

Key pedagogical features include chapter objectives, summaries, examples, boxed articles, case studies, review questions, key terms, photographs, and a toolkit that includes a "skills" section of how-tos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763756598
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
03/26/2010
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard H. Carmona ix

Preface xi

Contributors xiii

Section I Introduction 1

1 To Engage or Not Engage: The Choice Confronting Nurses and Other Health Professionals Nancy Aries 3

2 Health Status and Access to Care Paula Lucey 25

Section II The Health Labor Force: Understanding the Distribution of Power and Influence 51

3 Physicians Nancy Aries Barbara Caress 53

4 Nurses Donna M. Nickitas 75

5 Allied and Other Health Professionals Donna M. Nickitas 103

Section III Healthcare Providers: Understanding How Power, Markets, and Government Impact the Organization and Delivery of Care 121

6 Hospitals: The Power of Institutional Interests Nancy Aries Barbara Caress 123

7 Long-Term Care Emma Kontzamanis Keville Frederickson 143

8 Mental and Behavioral Health: Clinical and Policy Impact on Mental Health Trends Kunsook Bernstein Joseph Saladino 155

9 Public Health Policy: Promotion, Prevention, and Protection Mary Mincer Hansen Mary Jones 181

Section IV Healthcare Finance: Understanding the Role of Markets in Government 209

10 Healthcare Costs: Follow the Money! Jonathan Engel 211

11 The History of Health Insurance in the United States Leah Curtin Franklin A. Shaffer 237

Section V Drivers 261

12 Advancing the Use of Technology in the Organization and Delivery of Health Care Diane J. Skiba Donna Dulong 263

13 Healthcare Quality Donna J. Middaugh 287

14 Health Services Research Donna M. Nickitas Keville Frederickson Jonathan Small 309

15 Conclusions: A Policy Toolkit for Healthcare Providers and Activists Roby Robertson Donna J. Middaugh 327

Appendix A Web Resources Lametria Wafford 353

Appendix B Glossary of Managed Care Terminology 357

Index 365

Photo Credits 377

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