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Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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.

Book, 848 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3692-8

Contents

  • Introduction to Policy & Politics in Nursing & Health Care

    1. A Framework for Action in Policy and Politics

    2. A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics and Nursing

    3. Learning the Ropes of Policy, Politics, and Advocacy

    4. How I Learned the Ropes of Policy and Politics

    5. Taking Action: Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care  NEW!

    6. A Primer on Political Philosophy

    7. The Policy Process

    8. Political Analysis And Strategies

    9. Health Policy, Politics, and Professional Ethics

    10. Using the Power of Media to Influence Health Policy and Politics

    11. Communications Skills for Political Success

    12. Conflict Management in Health Care: The Tipping Point Arrives

    Health Care Delivery and Financing

    13. The U.S. Health Care System

    14. Financing Health Care in the U.S.

    15. Could a National Health System Work in the United States?

    16. A Primer on Health Economics

    17. Reforming Medicare

    18. Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program

    19. The U.S. Military Health System: Policy Challenges in Wartime and Peacetime

    20. The Veteran's Administration Health System: An Overview of Major Policy Issues

    21. The United States' Health Insurance Crisis  NEW!

    22. Policy Approaches to Address Health Disparities  NEW!

    23. The Rural Health Care Tundra  NEW!

    24. Long Term Care Policy Issues

    25. Home Health Care: Evolving Policy  NEW!

    26. Achieving Mental Health Parity

    27. Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform and a Healthier Nation

    28. Nursing's Influence on Drug Development and Safety

    29. Chronic Care Policy: Medical Homes and Primary Care  NEW!

    30. Family Care-giving and Social Policy

    31. Retail Health Care Clinics: Filling a Gap in the Health Care System  NEW!

    32. Nurse-Managed Health Centers

    33. Community Health Centers: Successful Advocacy for Expanding Health Care Access

    34. Taking Action: Setting Health Care in its Social Context, an Interview with Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, CNM, FAAN

    35. Taking Action: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Anesthetists: A Continuing Challenge

    36. The Role of Foundations in Improving Health Care

    37. Social Security: Key to Economic Security

    38. The United Kingdom's Health System: Myths and Realities

    Policy and Politics in Research and Nursing Science

    39. Science, Policy, and Politics  NEW!

    40. Research as a Political and Policy Tool

    41. Health Services Research: Translating Research to Policy

    42. Policy and Evidence-Based Practice and Policy in Nursing NEW!

    43. The Society for Women's Health Research: Using Evidence-Based Policy to Improve Health

    44. Using Research to Advance Healthy Social Policies for Children

    45. Taking Action: Reefer Madness: The Clash of Science, Politics, and Medical Marijuana

    46. Taking Action: The Journey Into The Hallowed Halls Of Politics: How Nurse Practitioners Changed Pennsylvania Policy

    Policy and Politics in the Workplace and Workforce

    47. Policy and Politics in the Contemporary Work Environment

    48. Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Policy Issues  NEW!

    49. The Nursing Workforce

    50. Nursing Education Policy: The Unending Debate Over Entry into Practice and the New Debate over Doctoral Degrees  NEW!

    51. The Politics of Advanced Practice Nursing

    52. Global Nurse Migration  NEW!

    53. Nurse Staffing Ratios: Policy Options  NEW!

    54. Taking Action: Aligning Care at the Bedside with the C-Suite NEW!

    55. Taking Action: When a Hurricane Strikes: The Challenge of Crafting Workplace Disaster Policy

    56. Workplace Abuse in Nursing: Policy Strategies  NEW!

    57. Taking Action: Advocating for Nurses Injured in the Workplace  NEW!

    58. Taking Action: Influencing the Workplace by Serving on a Hospital's Board of Directors

    59. The Intersection of Technology and Care: Policy Issues

    60. Influence of Magnet Recognition on Organization and Workplace Policy

    61. Collective Bargaining in Nursing

    62. Workplace Advocacy

    Policy and Politics in the Government

    63. Current Issues in the U.S. Government

    64. How Government Works: What You Need to Know to Influence the Process

    65. An Overview of Legislation and Regulation

    66. Nursing Licensure and Regulation

    67. Regulating Industrial Chemicals to Protect the Environment and Human Health

    68. Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategies

    69. Taking Action: An Insider's View of Lobbying

    70. Political Appointments

    71. Taking Action: Influencing Policy as a Member of the San Francisco Health Commission NEW!

    72. Nursing and the Courts

    73. The American Voter and the Electoral Process

    74. Taking Action: Anatomy of a Political Campaign

    75. Taking Action: Nurses for Obama: My Advocacy and Experience on the Campaign Trail NEW!

    76. Is There a Nurse in the House? The Nurses in the U.S. Congress

    77. Taking Action: Nurse, Educator, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware General Assembly

    78. Taking Action: Into the Rabbit Hole: My Journey to Service on a City Council NEW!

    79. Taking Action: Truth or Dare: One Nurse's Political Campaign

    80. Political Activity: Different Rules for Government-Employed Nurses

    Policy and Politics in Associations and Interest Groups

    81. Interest Groups in Health Care Policy and Politics

    82. Current Issues in Nursing Associations

    83. Professional Nursing Associations: Meeting Needs of Nurses and the Profession

    84. Taking Action: The Center to Champion Nursing in America: Mobilizing Consumers and Other Stakeholders NEW!

    85. Taking Action: The Raise the Voice Campaign: Nurse-Led Innovations Changing Public Policy  NEW!

    86. Coalitions: A Powerful Political Strategy

    87. Taking Action: A Rough Road in Texas: Advanced Practice Nurses Build a Strong Coalition NEW!

    88. Taking Action: The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health NEW!

    89. Taking Action: The Nursing Kitchen Cabinet: The Virginia Nursing Coalition NEW!

    90. The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Policy and Politics in the Community

    91. Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Contemporary Issues In Communities

    92. An Introduction to Community Activism

    93. Taking Action: From Sewage Problems to the State House: My Life as an Elected Official

    94. Taking Action: Community Advocacy in Pennsylvania: How I Worked to Make My Community Healthier NEW!

    95. Taking Action: A Nurse Practitioner's Advocacy Efforts in Nevada NEW!

    96. Taking Action: One Nurse's Fight Against Gang Violence in California NEW!

    97. Taking Action: The Canary Coalition for Clean Air in NC's Smoky Mountains NEW!

    98. Taking Action: The Nightingales Take on Big Tobacco

    99. Lactivism: Breastfeeding Advocacy in the United States NEW!

    100. Taking Action: Postpartum Depression: The Convergence of Media Coverage and Community Activism to Influence Health Policy

    101. Nursing in the International Community: A Broader View of Nursing Issues

    102. Taking Action: Ugandan Nurses Leading Health Policy Change  NEW!

    103. Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease: A Global Challenge

    104. Human Trafficking: The Need for Nursing Advocacy  NEW!

    Appendix 1: Health Policy Internships and Education

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