TOPIC: Political Activism
Many careers are influenced by government regulations. Health care is one of those careers, similar to education, where the workers are hesitant to be involved in the political process. If we are to advance the cause of quality patient care it becomes imminent that doctorally prepared advanced practice nurses get involved in the political process.
This assignment will prepare you to determine what policy you may want to be involved in changing by creating an objective policy brief. A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. This assignment will be two parts.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments.
- This assignment requires that at least three additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
Write a policy brief regarding an issue relevant to health policy of 1,000-1,250 words. Include the following:
- Executive summary
- Approaches and results
- Implications and recommendations
- Graphics and tables may be included as appropriate
- Locate the contact information for a state, local, or federal official for your area.
- Locate information regarding the official’s stance on the issue you discuss in your policy brief.
Send the official a letter or e-mail that explains your position and offers suggestions on how the official should move forward with the agenda from your policy brief. Include the brief as an attachment.
You are required to complete your assignment using real-world application. Real-world application requires the use of evidence-based data, contemporary theories, and concepts presented in the course. The culmination of your assignment must present a viable application in a current practice setting.
Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom
Read chapter 4, 12, and 15.
Lucia, L., Dietz, M., Jacobs, K., Chen, X., and Kominski, G. F. (2015). Which Californians will lack health insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Berkeley/Los Angeles, CA: UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education/UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Totten, M. K. (2010). Nurses on healthcare boards: A smart and logical move to make. Healthcare Executive, 25(3), 84-87.