Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason,Deborah B. Gardner,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241441

Category: Medical

Page: 753

View: 6417

Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.
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Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason,Deborah B Gardner,Freida Hopkins Outlaw,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329992X

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 3227

Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text. NEW! A list of web links is included in most chapters for further study.
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Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

Author: Donna M. Nickitas,Donna J. Middaugh,Nancy Aries

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284053296

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 4319

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition focuses on the idea that all health care providers require a fundamental understanding of the health care system including but not limited to knowledge required to practice their discipline. The text discusses how health care professionals must also prepare themselves to engage in the economic, political and policy dimensions of health care. The Second Edition offers a nursing focus with an interdisciplinary approach intertwined to create an understanding of health care practice and policy. The text is enriched through the contributions from nurses and other health professionals including activists, politicians, and economists who comprehend the forces of healthcare in America how their impact on the everyday provider. The new edition features key updates on the current health care environment including the Affordable Care Act.
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Healthcare Politics and Policy in America: 2014

Author: Kant Patel,Mark E Rushefsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317468821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 6883

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality through analyses of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, and other programs, and the ethical and cost implications of advances in healthcare technology. This fully updated fourth edition gives expanded attention to the fiscal and financial impact of high healthcare costs and the struggle for healthcare reform, culminating in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with preliminary discussion of implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act as well as attempts to defund and repeal it. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a comprehensive reference list. Helpful appendices provide a guide to websites and a chronology. PowerPoint slides and other instructional materials are available to instructors who adopt the book.
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Health Policy and Politics

Author: Milstead,Nancy M. Short

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284126374

Category: Medical

Page: 246

View: 3994

Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Sixth Edition encompasses the entire health policy process from agenda setting through policy and program evaluation.
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Person-centred Nursing

Theory and Practice

Author: Brendan McCormack,Tanya McCance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347713

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9253

The concept of 'person-centredness' has become established in approaches to the delivery of healthcare, particularly with nursing, and is embedded in many international healthcare policy frameworks and strategic plans. This book explores person-centred nursing using a framework that has been derived from research and practice. Person-centred Nursing is a theoretically rigorous and practically applied text that aims to increase nurses' understanding of the principles and practices of person-centred nursing in a multiprofessional context. It advances new understandings of person-centred nursing concepts and theories through the presentation of an inductively derived and tested framework for person-centred nursing. In addition it explores a variety of strategies for developing person-centred nursing and presents case examples of the concept in action. This is a practical resource for all nurses who want to develop person-centred ways of working.
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On the Politics of Ignorance in Nursing and Health Care

Knowing Ignorance

Author: Amelie Perron,Trudy Rudge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317591631

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 3266

Ignorance is mostly framed as a void, a gap to be filled with appropriate knowledge. In nursing and health care, concerns about ignorance fuel searches for knowledge expected to bring certainty to care provision, preventing risk, accidents, or mistakes. This unique volume turns the focus on ignorance as something productive in itself and works to understand how ignorance and its operations shape what we do and do not know. Focusing explicitly on nursing practice and its organization within contemporary health settings, Perron and Rudge draw on contemporary interdisciplinary debates to discuss social processes informed by ignorance, ignorance’s temporal and spatial boundaries, and how ignorance defines what can be known by specific groups with differential access to power and social status. Using feminist, postcolonial and historical analyses, this book challenges dominant conceptualizations and discusses a range of "nonknowledges" in nursing and health work, including uncertainty, abjection, denial, deceit and taboo. It also explores the way dominant research and managerial practices perpetuate ignorance in healthcare organisations. In health contexts, productive forms of ignorance can help to future-proof understandings about the management of healthy/sick bodies and those caring for them. Linking these considerations to nurses’ approaches to challenges in practice, this book helps to unpack the power situated in the use of ignorance and pays special attention to what is safe or unsafe to know, from both individual and organisational perspectives. On the Politics of Ignorance in Nursing and Health Care is an innovative read for all students and researchers in nursing and the health sciences interested in understanding more about transactions between epistemologies, knowledge building practices and research in the health domain. It will also be of interest to scholars involved in the interdisciplinary study of ignorance.
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Health Care Finance, Economics, and Policy for Nurses

A Foundational Guide

Author: Betty Rambur,Betty Rambur, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123228

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1961

Distills complex principles essential to nursing practice today into a concise, easy-to-read format The complexities of health care finance, economics, and policy are today inextricably intertwined with traditional nursing practice. This undergraduate nursing text distills these challenging topics into an engaging, easy-to-read format that facilitates ready application into any practice setting. Written specifically for RN to BSN and second degree nursing programs, the book is the only such text grounded in nurses' understanding and experience. Concise and practical, it supports foundational concepts with real-life case studies and clinical applications and reinforces information with interactive quizzes and multimedia materials. The book's content fulfills one of the AACN's key Essentials of Baccalaureate Education. Written by a health economics and policy expert, former dean, and award-winning teacher, the text synthesizes the vast scope of health economics to create an easily understandable guide for nursing action from bedside to boardroom. The text describes the relationship between nursing and health care economics, and traces the history of our health care system from the early 1900s. It contrasts the economics of health care with that of classic free markets, and discusses the intersection of ethics and economics-providing nurses with the ethical tools to thoughtfully consider dilemmas wrought by today's focus on the bottom line. The book describes how to use economic principles to shape organizations and public policy, and includes a step-by-step, skill-building guide to enhancing professional influence through participation on governing boards. Complex ideas are synthesized to create easy understanding and relevance to nursing practice, especially challenging financial principles for nurses having no prior knowledge of this discipline. The book also includes relevant information on the Affordable Care Act and is compatible with online teaching and coursework. Faculty resources include PowerPoint slides, a test bank, comprehensive review questions, and sample syllabi. Key Features: Fulfills one of the key Essentials of Baccalaureate Education Addresses the specific needs of RN to BSN courses with a concise, easy-to-read format Illuminates complex principles with specific, engaging case examples relevant to nursing practice Authored by leading nurse expert, health policy leader, former dean, and award-winning teacher Guides readers in using economic principles to shape organizations and public policy
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Nursing Policy Research

Turning Evidence-Based Research into Health Policy

Author: Dr. Geri L. Dickson, PhD, RN,Dr. Linda Flynn, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826133342

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 5705

"[O]ffers excellent examples of nurses in action - effectively marrying research evidence and theories of policy influence to achieve policy change. . . .Only when we get the right policy research messages to the right policy makers will there be a real research-policy connection. Hats off to Nursing Policy Research authors, contributors and publisher (Springer Publishing Company) for helping move us forward." --Judith A. Oulton Oulton, Oulton & Associates Specialist in nursing and health policy and development Nurse leaders, researchers, and evaluators face a vital problem in the profession: how to successfully translate evidence-based research into health policy. In this book, seasoned researchers share their knowledge, skills, and expertise on the most important aspects of the research enterprise and its connection to policy implementation. Readers will learn how to: Identify the relevant health care issues that policy makers are concerned with Collect and manage data that will influence policy discussion Translate statistical significance into policy at the institutional, state, and federal levels Secure appropriate funding for research on issues in nursing education, the workforce crisis, and more Determine how Congressional processes affect federal funding and budgeting Dickson and Flynn provide the necessary tools to turn evidence-based research into health policy. With these tools, researchers will not only improve their capacity to influence policy decisions, but will take part in the advancement of the profession at large.
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Quality and Safety in Nursing

A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes

Author: Gwen Sherwood,Jane Barnsteiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119151678

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 3144

Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. It first looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources, and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New additions to this edition include: Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This groundbreaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice. This new edition is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119151678
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Nurses on the Move

Migration and the Global Health Care Economy

Author: Mireille Kingma

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501726595

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 418

South African nurses care for patients in London, hospitals recruit Filipino nurses to Los Angeles, and Chinese nurses practice their profession in Ireland. In every industrialized country of the world, patients today increasingly find that the nurses who care for them come from a vast array of countries. In the first book on international nurse migration, Mireille Kingma investigates one of today's most important health care trends. The personal stories of migrant nurses that fill this book contrast the nightmarish existences of some with the successes of others. Health systems in industrialized countries now depend on nurses from the developing world to address their nursing shortages. This situation raises a host of thorny questions. What causes nurses to decide to migrate? Is this migration voluntary or in some way coerced? When developing countries are faced with nurse vacancy rates of more than 40 percent, is recruitment by industrialized countries fair play in a competitive market or a new form of colonialization? What happens to these workers—and the patients left behind—when they migrate? What safeguards will protect nurses and the patients they find in their new workplaces? Highlighting the complexity of the international rules and regulations now being constructed to facilitate the lucrative trade in human services, Kingma presents a new way to think about the migration of skilled health-sector labor as well as the strategies needed to make migration work for individuals, patients, and the health systems on which they depend.
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Global Health Care: Issues and Policies

Author: Carol Holtz

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284122891

Category: Medical

Page: 675

View: 4117

Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, Third Edition provides students with current information on various global health topics. Written by academic authors, scientists and health practitioners, the text prepares students with a basic perspective of health policy issues from various geographical regions, and explains how they are affected by significant world events. The text addresses international health and healthcare at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. New to the Third Edition Updated content reflecting trends and issues New content on sex trafficking, social work and social determinants of health Contributed content by national recognized experts
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Health Care Politics, Policy and Services

A Social Justice Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Gunnar Almgren, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108881

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 6470

This new edition of the AJN Award-winning textbook analyzes the most current health care reforms and their effect on our health system from a social justice perspective. It addresses the reforms of the landmark health care reform bill passed in March, 2010, and provides students of health care policy with a framework within which they can understand and evaluate our health system. The text provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the historical evolution and organization of our health care system that is framed by a forthright social justice critique. In addition to extensive coverage of our health care system structures, finances, and performance on a variety of population health indicators, the text analyzes disparities in access to health and health care in America-by race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, and geography. Issues of special focus include long-term care policy, the bioethical dimensions of health care policy, the transformation of health to an economic commodity, the politics of health care policymaking, and the global context of health care disparities. New to the Second Edition: Contains numerous chapters that have been extensively revised or completely rewritten Explains the political goals of and barriers to each stage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) implementation plan Provides two distinct critiques of the PPACA Offers a social and political health care agenda based on a social justice perspective Features a teaching guide
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Science in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Tony Farine,Mark A. Foss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904362

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 5526

The basic scientific principles underlying health care become clear with this straightforward, engaging and applied book. The authors of Science in Nursing and Health believe that in order to provide the best patient care, it’s necessary to understand the diverse areas of science that inform it. Written in a question and answer format, this book will show you how science concepts relate to nursing and health care. It’s packed with applications and real-life examples that show how relevant a good understanding of science is to your everyday practice.
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Leadership in Nursing Practice

Author: Weberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284164632

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 5131

Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, Third Edition provides nursing students with the leadership skill-set they will need when entering the field.
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 4867

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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Public Health Nursing: Policy, Politics & Practice

Author: L. Louise Ivanov,Carolyn Blue

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401839657

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 4737

Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice presents cutting edge public health nursing content that focuses on populations and aggregates, the political process, public health nursing activism, and leadership in health policy development. Coverage of high risk populations, health policy, and disaster preparedness makes this text a unique tool for the public health nurse and administrator. A focus on the Healthy People 2010 objectives underscores the core functions of population-based practice and prepares the public health nurse for the challenges of today's global health issues. Readers searching for an innovative and focused text will turn to Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice for the answers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Contemporary Nursing

Issues, Trends, & Management

Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323390226

Category: Nursing

Page: 536

View: 5827

Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.
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Health Policy

Author: Demetrius J. Porche

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 128413038X

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 8872

Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition provides an overview of the policy making process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems.
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Nurses and Nursing

The Person and the Profession

Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317280938

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8373

This textbook draws on international contributors with a range of backgrounds to explore, engage with and challenge readers in understanding the many aspects and elements that inform and influence contemporary nursing practice. With a focus to the future, this book explores the challenges facing health services and presents the arguments for a nursing contribution and influence in ensuring safe and quality care. Readers are supported to explore how, as individuals, they can shape their personal nursing identity and practice. The structure of the text is based on the belief that an individual nurse’s professional identity is developed through an interaction between their personal attributes and the influences of the profession itself. Reflecting this approach, the authors engage in a conversation with the reader rather than simply presenting a series of facts and information. Organised around a series of topical and pertinent questions and drawing on perspectives from policy, education and practice, the book explores a diverse range of topics such as: how historical and popular media representations of nursing hold back nursing practice today; the opportunities presented through education and nursing role development to increase the nursing contribution to health services; the economic and political influences on nursing and health care; how the professional regulation of nurses and core values informs your practice; ways to define and develop your own strong nursing identity. Central chapter questions provide ideal triggers for group discussions in class or online and equally as discussion topics between colleagues to support ongoing professional development. There is an emphasis throughout Nurses and Nursing on challenging thinking to recast nursing practice for the future by encouraging the reader to explore and create their emerging nursing identity or re-examine previously long held views. This text supports the reader to better understand health care, nursing and most importantly themselves as nurses.
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