Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care / Edition 4 by Diana J. Mason, Mary W. Chaffee, Judith K. Leavitt, Judith K. Leavitt | | 9780721695341 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care / Edition 4

Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care / Edition 4

by Diana J. Mason, Mary W. Chaffee, Judith K. Leavitt, Judith K. Leavitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721695345

ISBN-13: 9780721695341

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The complete resource for the nursing and health care perspective on politics and policy with detailed information from leading experts in the field.

Enables readers to analyze policy issues, enhance their political knowledge and skills, and prepare for leadership roles in policy-making and public health. This resource cultivates the development of valuable skills

Overview

The complete resource for the nursing and health care perspective on politics and policy with detailed information from leading experts in the field.

Enables readers to analyze policy issues, enhance their political knowledge and skills, and prepare for leadership roles in policy-making and public health. This resource cultivates the development of valuable skills including conflict management, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change -- essential abilities for any nurse assuming a leadership role in today’s changing health care environment.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:


* Updated Policy Spotlights focus on policy issues such as Stem Cell Research, Medical Marijuana, Genetics, and Intimate Partner Violence.


* Updated Vignettes detail personal experiences, opportunities, and challenges facing a nurse in this career path.


* New Taking Action sections highlight a policy issue or political strategy and provide nurses with examples of how they can take action.


* Evidence-Based Practice (research) and its impact on health care policy and politics is integrated where appropriate.


* New Web Resource boxes include recommended website addresses for students to obtain additional information.

OUTSTANDING FEATURES:


* Solid breadth and depth of content covers both policy and politics.


* Contributors include many leading nurse experts in policy and politics.


* A diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and levels of content to appeal to many nursing audiences.


* Policy Spotlights provide key information on specific policy issues such as complementary therapies, reimbursement, social security, childcare and Medicare issues and options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721695341
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxxv
Prefacexxvii
Introductionxxxii
Unit IIntroduction to Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care
1Policy and Politics: A Framework for Action1
2Pride in Our Past: Nursing's Political Roots19
3Learning the Ropes of Policy and Politics31
4Policy Development and Analysis55
5Political Analysis and Strategies71
6Communication Skills for Political Success93
7Conflict Management113
8Coalitions: A Powerful Political Strategy121
9Research as a Political and Policy Tool141
10Role of Media in Influencing Policy: Getting the Message Across157
11Ethical Issues in Health Care, Public Policy, and Politics177
Unit IIHealth Care Delivery and Financing
12Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the United States: A Patchwork System201
13Health Economics229
14Health Care Financing241
Unit IIIPolicy and Politics in the Workplace
15Contemporary Issues in the Health Care Workplace311
16Creating Change in the Workplace333
17Politics of the Nursing Workforce363
18Future of Advanced Practice Nursing371
19Collective Action in Health Care387
20Politics of Nursing Research399
Unit IVPolicy and Politics in Government
21Contemporary Issues in Government
22Legislative and Regulatory Processes451
23Nursing and the Courts471
24Local Government479
25State Government: 50 Paths to Policy491
26The Federal Government515
27Political Appointments543
28Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategies551
29The American Voter and Nursing's Leadership in Political Campaigns565
Unit VPolicy and Politics in Professional Organizations
30Contemporary Issues in Professional Organizations601
31You and Your Professional Organization609
32The Power and Influence of Special Interest Groups in Health Care627
Unit VIPolicy and Politics in the Community
33Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Contemporary Issues in Communities659
34Working with the Community for Change687
35Nursing in the International Community711
Appendixes
AGlossary of Health, Policy, and Political Terms and Acronyms745
BInternships and Fellowships755
CHealth Care, Health Policy, Political, Government, and Media Resources765

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