NUR533 ETHICS AND POPULATION HEALTH
M2D1: Policy Analysis and Political Activism to Enhance Nursing Practice.
The IOM report on the Future of Nursing was released in 2010; the recommendations of the report remain in the forefront of the professions policy agenda. Full implementation of these recommendations is critical to achieving optimal health outcomes for the American people. As nurses we are challenged to overcome the barriers to the recommendation; part of doing this is to make clear to all stakeholders the ways in wish failure to implement them harms the health of the nation.
An example of the relationship between the opportunity for nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and the outcome of this failure is found in the shortage of primary care providers in underserved rural areas. In states that do not allow advanced practice nurses (NPs) the opportunity for independent practice, MDs are not choosing to practice in these rural areas, and significant health disparities exist among the populations.
To prepare for your discussion, please complete all required reading and viewing, including the Module Notes, prior to continuing.
This discussion requires that you understand the relationship between the forces that shape health policy, the Framework for Action and the process for policy analysis. The purpose of the discussion is for you to identify opportunities to overcome a specific barrier to full implementation of the IOM report and the policy implication of doing that.
Please address the following:
Choose and identify a specific IOM recommendation as a focus for your posting.
Identify a barrier(s) to implementing that recommendation.
Explain how the barrier results in a specific health disparity or failure to achieve a desirable population based health outcome.
Describe the specific policy/ policies that would require change in order to over the p barrier.
For example if it is a payer issue related to Medicare, identify the current policy, rule or law that interferes
Explain the way in which the policy interferes with implementation.
Describe the actions a master’s prepared nurse can take within the policy arena to overcome this barrier.
For your initial response, please be sure to address all of the above statements and/ or questions.
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How You Are Evaluated
You are expected to participate in academic conversations with peers and faculty to generate scholarly dialogue. Expectations for participation in the course discussions are described under the Discussion Rubric: Exploration, Spirit of Inquiry, and Engagement (interactions) when relating your experiences, opinions, viewpoints, and ideas supported by evidence.
Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click "Reply." Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click "Post Reply."
To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.
This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 40% of your final course grade.