NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics Week 4 Discussion
NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics
Week 4 Discussion
DQ1 Are there professional barriers to being involved with the legislative process, such as retaliation from institutions or individuals who do not share your same viewpoints? What steps would you take to ensure you can represent the advanced registered nurse as a leader and patient advocate under these types of circumstances?
Healthcare policy is crucial because it aids in establishing rules that are advantageous to patients, healthcare professionals, and the medical system as a whole. Adhering to the policies and regulations can help to avoid health errors and shoddy communication regarding medical decisions.
Healthcare policy establishes and enforces the legal regulations, and standards that the healthcare system must abide by. It also establishes a core path of action that is employed to guide desired goals and serves as a solid basis for decision-making. Health facilities are required to update healthcare procedures and abide by policy laws. Institutions are required to train their staff when a policy is amended or modified so they are aware of their responsibilities.
Healthcare policies are customized for the treatment of individual patient care e.g., the cancer center will develop distinct patient care rules. Even though adhering to the rules can occasionally be expensive and complicated, people can access easy and affordable healthcare.
Despite having health insurance, a lot of people still have to pay astronomically high out-of-pocket medical expenses. Policymakers have explored finding a solution to reduce costs without sacrificing the standard of care and services such as empowering lawmakers to control healthcare costs, drastically lowering the cost of prescription drugs or introduction of government-run. These public health insurance options offer better rates (Rogers, 2022).
Patient care can be promoted by a nurse leader in a variety of ways. Nurse managers can discuss the patients’ requirements with caregivers to deliver high-quality care at home. Nurse executives can advise patients on medical costs so they can choose the most favorable financial plan with insight. To save healthcare costs, nurses can make sure that nursing divisions keep within their allocated spending caps. A nurse may object to needless treatments or medications. They can advise the administrations on ways to cut costs and give insights into eliminating waste. Nurses can carefully document and report signs of patient improvement, which can help doctors when they’re making the prescription (Hanson and Haddad, 2021).
Hanson, A., & Haddad, L. M. (2021). Nursing Rights of Medication Administration. In StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing.
Rogers, S. (2022, September 21). What is healthcare policy and why is it important. ProMed Certifications | Medical News. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from https://promedcert.com/blog/what-is-healthcare-policy-and-why-is-it-important/
DQ2 Chapter 14 in the textbook, Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, discusses the nursing profession’s lack of representation in health care policymaking, even though nurses currently represent the largest profession within the health care industry. The text suggests that this may be related to gender inequality, with women making up a large percentage of the nursing profession. Do you see any correlation to this argument?
There can be no accountability without ownership” (Weberg et al., 2019, p. 636). I understand accountability to mean that one is responsible for meeting their commitments and performing their duties to the professional level of expectation. In other words, that one is reliable and dependable. I believe that ownership takes the concept of accountability to the next level. Ownership is when someone makes a personal commitment to perform their duties reliably without fail and they take a personal stake in the outcome. Responsibility means meeting expectations that have been set before you. The concept of risk can be interpreted in various ways. There is acceptable risk and unacceptable risk. Acceptable risk occurs when the potential benefits of a treatment outweigh the potential risks. Unacceptable risk refers to unnecessary risks or situations where the risks of a treatment plan outweigh the benefits.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
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One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
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Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
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