Eastern Florida NUR4837 Unit 2 Discussion Latest 2019 May NUR4837 Healthcare Policy, Advocacy, and the Political Process Unit 2 Discussion
Topic 1. “It was once said that the moral test of
government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the
children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are
in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”
States politician (1911-1978)
1. Do you agree or disagree with this
statement? Why or why not?
2. State your reasons based on your knowledge
of the health care system, observations in the clinical area, and personal
experience. Justify your responses with appropriate resources.
2. There are many issues currently in the
political spotlight that can impact you as a nurse, you as a citizen, and your
patients. Some of the current topics include:
Healthcare reform, safe staffing, nursing workforce development, home
health, and gun violence to name a few ~ (hint:
You may find some good information on the ANA homepage under
“issues” Link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.)
2. CHOOSE ONE of these topics and answer
the following questions:
1. What is the current legislative or regulatory
issue, and why is it being debated?
2. Who is most affected by the legislation?
3. What are the current socioeconomic,
political, cultural, and ethical issues surrounding this topic?
4. Who are the stakeholders?
5. What are the positions of professional
health care organizations (ANA, AHA, AMA), consumers, and the major political
parties on the issue?
6. What are the implications of the policy
issue for nursing?
3: Step 1: CHOOSE ONE of the following chapters and
answer the corresponding questions:
Taking Action: Setting Health Care in Its Social Context
Taking Action: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Anesthetists: A Continuing
Answer the following questions:
1. Why did
you select the chapter?
2. What did
you learn about the role of the nurse as an activist?
problems were encountered?
you have approached the problem differently? If so, how? If not, why not?
5. What did
you learn from the chapter about health care delivery and financing?
you suggest another policy as an outcome? If yes, what would it be? If not, why
not? (expand on this using scholarly