Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781437714166, 9780323316064

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

6th Edition

Authors: Diana Mason
eBook ISBN: 9780323316064
eBook ISBN: 9781437714142
eBook ISBN: 9781455754526
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th February 2011
Page Count: 816

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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.

Key Features

  • 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!

Table of 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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About the Author

Diana Mason

Affiliations and Expertise

Rudin Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Health, Media, and Policy, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY