NR506 Full Course 2018

NR506 Full Course 2018

Week 1

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?

With pricey healthcare costs, less than impressive heath status of the American people, safety and quality issues within the healthcare system, growing concerns that cost and quality issues would intensify with changing demographics. Therefore by Implemented policies which can minimize readmissions, keeping patients healthy, rewarding quality instead of quantity, and creating the health information technology infrastructure that enables new payment and delivery models to work . Nurses plays a crucial role in healthcare reform and the demands for a safe, quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable to everyone .In order to  deliver these outcomes , changes will require a new or enhanced skill set on wellness and population care, with a renewed focus on patient-centered care and quality improvement.” We must shift from a care system that focuses on illness to one that prioritizes wellness and prevention. This means that wellness- and preventive-focused evaluations, wellness and health education programs, and programs to address environmental or social triggers of preventable disease conditions and care problems must take an equal importance of focus as the disease-focused clinical intervention that providers deliver”(M.Berwick D,2012) .

Week 2

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? Describe the model of policy making that you
feel would be best applied to your policy concern and the rationale for
selecting this model.

Week 3

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?

Week 4

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?

Week 5

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.

Week 6

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?

Week 7

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).

Week 8

Global Policy Reform

Reflect on the concepts and practices you have learned in
NR506 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. Note:
it is welcome but not necessary to post your own references this week in
your discussion responses. Enjoy the
reading and simply reflect with us.

Read the article by:

Kohl, H.W., Craig, C. L., Lambert, E.V., Inoue, S.,
Alkandari, J.R., Leetonngin, G., & Kahlmeier, K. (2012). The pandemic of
physical inactivity: Global action for public health. The Lancet, 380(9838),
294-305. doi: Link to article (Links
to an external site.)Links to an external site.

A systems approach to dealing with the global concern of
physical inactivity is discussed.