NUR533 ETHICS AND POPULATION HEALTH
M1D1: Political Ideology in Public and Health Policy
As master’s prepared nurses our collective roles are shaped by public and health policy. These policies determine parameters for practice, working relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, and the support and resources that are available to the individuals we care and advocate for. All of these are influenced by the prevailing political ideologies that frame policy.
Here is an example of an issue:
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
In New York City former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. promoted, supported and signed legislation (the Smoke Free Air Act (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) that banned smoking in public places. His actions were welcomed by those whose political beliefs supported the power of government to “do good” and take positive action on behalf of citizens. Others who believe that government should not interfere with personal rights saw this as evidence of “big government” and too much authority.
To prepare for your discussion, please complete all required reading and viewing before continuing.
For this discussion, select a public or health policy issue that is current and of interest to you. Discuss how that policy can be viewed differentially through the lens of political ideology.
Identify and describe the policy issue.
Explain how the issue can be viewed from the perspective of a minimum of two political ideologies.
Include an explanation of each ideology
What did you learn about yourself by taking the Political Typology Quiz?
Do you agree or disagree with the results of the quiz?
For your initial response, please be sure to address all of the above statements and/ or questions.
Use these EC Library and OWL resources for research assistance and to properly cite your work:
Master's in Nursing Research Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Plagiarism & Copyright (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Excelsior Library Writing Help (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
APA Citation Help (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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