Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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Edition: 6th
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Pub. Date: 2011-02-08
Publisher(s): Elsevier Science Health Science div
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This textbook has given me a very good idea of policy and politics and how to go about reforming and changing policy. It helps the reader understand how we came to this point in healthcare and how we can be most effective in changing the legislative climate. It very much advocates for nurses to be active participants in healthcare policy making since we have much at stake with the outcomes. A must have textbook for every nurse's library!

Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, 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.

-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.

-Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.

-Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards!

-18 new chapters ensure that you have knowledge of the most up-to-date information on policy and politics.

-The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Policy & Politics in Nursing & Health Care
A Framework for Action in Policy and Politics
A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics and Nursing
Learning the Ropes of Policy, Politics, and Advocacy
How I Learned the Ropes of Policy and Politics
Taking Action: Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care NEW!
A Primer on Political Philosophy
The Policy Process
Political Analysis And Strategies
Health Policy, Politics, and Professional Ethics
Media, Policy, and Politics
Communications Skills for Political Success
Conflict Management in Health Care: The Tipping Point Arrives
Health Care Delivery and Financing
The U.S. Health Care System
Financing Health Care in the U.S.
Could a National Health System Work in the United States?
A Primer on Health Economics
Reforming Medicare
Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program
The U.S. Military Health System: Policy Challenges in Wartime and Peacetime
The Veteran's Administration Health System: An Overview of Major Policy Issues
The United States' Health Insurance Crisis NEW!
Policy Approaches to Address Health Disparities NEW!
The Rural Health Care Tundra NEW!
Long Term Care Policy Issues
Home Health Care: Evolving Policy NEW!
Achieving Mental Health Parity through Policy and Political Action: A Call to Nursing
Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform and a Healthier Nation
Nursing's Influence on Drug Development and Safety
Chronic Care Policy: Medical Homes and Primary Care NEW!
Family Care-giving and Social Policy
Retail Health Care Clinics: Filling a Gap in the Health Care System NEW!
Nurse Managed Centers: Using Data to Increase Access
Community Health Centers: Successful Advocacy for Expanding Health Care Access
Taking Action: Setting Health Care in its Social Context, an Interview with Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, CNM, FAAN
Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Anesthetists: A Continuing Challenge
The Role of Foundations in Improving Health Care
Social Security: Key to Economic Security
The United Kingdom's Health System: Myths and Realities
Policy and Politics in Research and Nursing Science
Science, Policy, and Politics NEW!
Research as a Political and Policy Tool
Health Services Research: Translating Research to Policy
The Marriage of Evidence-Based Practice and Policy NEW!
The Society for Women's Health Research: Advanced Health Through Science and Advocacy
Using Research to Advance Healthy Social Policies for Children
Taking Action: Reefer Madness: The Clash of Science, Politics, and Medical Marijuana
Taking Action: Translating Research to Action: Using Evidence to Improve Women's Health
Policy and Politics in the Workplace and Workforce
Policy and Politics in the Contemporary Work Environment
Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Policy Issues NEW!
The Nursing Workforc
Nursing Education Policy: The Unending Debate Over Entry into Practice and the New Debate over Doctoral Degrees NEW!
The Politics of Advanced Practice Nursing
Global Nurse Migration NEW!
Nurse Staffing Ratios: Policy Options NEW!
Taking Action: Aligning Care at the Bedside with the C-Suite
Taking Action: When a Hurricane Strikes: The Challenge of Crafting Workplace Disaster Policy
Workplace Abuse in Nursing: Policy Strategies NEW!
Taking Action: Advocating for Nurses Injured in the Workplace NEW!
Taking Action: Influencing the Workplace by Serving on a Hospital's Board of Directors
The Intersection of Technology and Care: Policy Issues
Influence of Magnet Recognition on Organization and Workplace Policy
Collective Bargaining in Nursing
Workplace Advocacy
Policy and Politics in the Government
Current Issues in the U.S. Government
How Government Works: What You Need to Know to Influence the Process
An Overview of Legislation and Regulation
Nursing Licensure and Regulation
Regulating Industrial Chemicals to Protect the Environment and Human Health
Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategies
Taking Action: An Insider's View of Lobbying
Political Appointments
Taking Action: Influencing Policy as a Member of the San Francisco Health Commission
Nursing and the Courts
The American Voter and the Electoral Process
Taking Action: Anatomy of a Political Campaign
Taking Action: Nurses for Obama: My Advocacy and Experience on the Campaign Trail
Is There a Nurse in the House? The Nurses in the U.S. Congress
Taking Action: Nurse, Educator, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware General Assembly
Taking Action: Into the Rabbit Hole: My Journey to Service on a City Council
Taking Action: Truth or Dare: One Nurse's Political Campaign
Political Activity: Different Rules for Government-Employed Nurses
Policy and Politics in Associations and Interest Groups
Interest Groups in Health Care Policy and Politics
Current Issues in Nursing Associations
Professional Nursing Associations: Meeting Needs of Nurses and the Profession
Taking Action: The Center to Champion Nursing in America: Mobilizing Consumers and Other Stakeholders
Taking Action: The Raise the Voice Campaign: Nurse-Led Innovations Changing Public Policy NEW!
Coalitions: A Powerful Political Strategy
Taking Action: A Rough Road in Texas: Advanced Practice Nurses Build a Strong Coalition
Taking Action: The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health
Taking Action: The Nursing Kitchen Cabinet: The Virginia Nursing Coalition
The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Policy and Politics in the Community
Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Contemporary Issues In Communities
An Introduction to Community Activism
Taking Action: From Sewage Problems to the State House: My Life as an Elected Official
Taking Action: Community Advocacy in Pennsylvania: How I Worked to Make My Community Healthier
Taking Action: A Nurse Practitioner's Advocacy Efforts in Nevada
Taking Action: One Nurse's Fight Against Gang Violence in California
Taking Action: The Canary Coalition for Clean Air in NC's Smoky Mountains
Taking Action: The Nightingales Take on Big Tobacco
Lactivism: Breastfeeding Advocacy in the United States
Taking Action: Postpartum Depression: The Convergence of Media Coverage and Community Activism to Influence Health Policy
Nursing in the International Community: A Broader View of Nursing Issues
Taking Action: Ugandan Nurses Leading Health Policy Change NEW!
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease: A Global Challenge
Human Trafficking: The Need for Nursing Advocacy NEW!
Health Policy Internships and Education
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