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Learn how to influence policy and become a leader in today's changing health care environment. Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person insights, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 8th Edition continues to be the leading text on nursing action and activism. 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. This expanded 8th edition helps you develop a global understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as the complex business and financial issues that drive many actions in the health system. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these innovative insights and strategies, you will 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.
Key Points at the end of chapters helps you review important, need-to-know lesson content.
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.

• NEW! The latest information and perspectives
are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act.
NEW! Added information on medical marijuana presents both sides of this ongoing debate.
NEW! More information on health care policy and the aging population covers the most up-do-date information on this growing population.
NEW! Expanded information on the Globalization of Nursing explores international policies and procedures related to nursing around the world.
NEW! Expanded focus on media strategies details proper etiquette when speaking with the press.
NEW! Expanded coverage of primary care models and issues throughout text.
NEW! APRN and additional Taking Action chapters reflect the most recent industry changes.
NEW! Perspectives on issues and challenges in the government sphere showcase recent strategies and complications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323554985
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/17/2020
Edition description: 8th ed.
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO POLICY AND POLITICS IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE 1.Frameworks for Action in Policy and Politics 2.A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics and Nursing 3.Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care 4.Learning the Ropes of Policy and Politics 5.TAKING ACTION: Just Say Yes: Learning to Move Beyond the Fear 6.A Primer on Political Philosophy 7.The Policy Process 8.Political Analysis and Strategies 9.Communication and Conflict Management in Health Policy 10.Research as a Political and Policy Tool 11.Using Research to Advance Health and Social Policies for Children 12.Using the Power of the Media to Influence Health Policy and Politics 13.TAKING ACTION: How A Social Media Campaign and Billboards Can Influence Policy 14.Health Policy, Politics, and Professional Ethics

UNIT 2: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND FINANCING 15.The Changing United States Health Care System 16.A Primer on Health Economics of Nursing and Health Policy 17.Financing Health Care in the United States 18.The Affordable Care Act: An Uncertain Future 19.The National Association of Hispanic Nurses Educating Multicultural Communities on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act 20.Patient Engagement and Public Policy: Emerging New Paradigms and Roles 21.The Marinated Mind: Why Overuse Is an Epidemic and How to Reduce It 22.Policy Approaches to Address Health Disparities 23.TAKING ACTION: Policy Advocacy for American Indian/Alaska Native Children: School Nutrition and the Need for Indigenous Food Sovereignty 24.TAKING ACTION: Addressing the Health Needs of Immigrant/Migrant Farmworkers 25.The Unfulfilled Promise of Mental Health and Addiction Parity 26.Improving LGBTQ+ Health: Nursing Policy Can Make a Difference 27.Reproductive Health Policy 28.Public and Population Health: Promoting the Health of the Public 29.TAKING ACTION: Influencing Public Health in a Politically Charged Environment 30.The Politics and Policy of Disaster Response and Public Health Emergency Preparedness 31.Advancing New Models of Primary Care 32.Family Caregiving and Social Policy 33.Dual Eligibles: Challenges and Innovations in Care 34.HOMECARE, HOSPICE AND COMMUNITY BASED CARE: EVOLVING POLICY 35.Long-Term Services and Supports Policy Issues 36.The United States Military and Veterans Administration Health Systems: Contemporary Overview and Policy Challenges

UNIT 3: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE GOVERNMENT 37.Contemporary Issues in Government 38.How Government Works: What You Need to Know to Influence the Process 39.An Overview of Legislative and Regulatory Processes 40.Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategies 41.Political Activity: Different Rules for Government-Employees 42.TAKING ACTION: Reflective Musings from a Nurse Politician! 43.TAKING ACTION: Running Against the Odds: There’s a Nurse in the Assembly 44.Political Appointments 45.Nursing and the Courts 46.Nursing Licensure and Regulations 47.TAKING ACTION: Nurse, Educator, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware General Assembly and as Lieutenant Governor

UNIT 4: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE AND WORKFORCE 48.Policy and Politics in Health Care Organizations 49.Taking Your Place at the Table: Board Appointments and Service 50.TAKING ACTION: Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom 51.Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Policy Issues 52.Politics and Evidence-Based Practice and Policy 53.The Nursing Workforce 54.Rural Health Care: Workforce Challenges and Opportunities 55.TAKING ACTION: Increasing Specialty Medical Care ACCESS in Rural Communities 56.Nurse Staffing Ratios: Policy Options 57.The Contemporary Work Environment of Nursing 58.Taking Action: Racism in the Workplace 59.Collective Strategies for Transformation in the Workplace 60.Political Context of Advanced Practice Nursing 61.TAKING ACTION: Never Underestimate the Power of a Personal Story! 62.TAKING ACTION: Removing APRN Regulatory Barriers in West Virginia 63.TAKING ACTION: Full Practice Authority: A Tale of Two States 64.Policy and Politics in Nursing Academia 65.The Intersection of Technology and Health Care: Policy and Practice Implications

UNIT 5: POLICY AND POLITICSIN ASSOCIATIONS AND INTEREST GROUPS 66.Interest Group in Health Care Policy and Politics 67.Policy Issues in Nursing Associations 68.TAKING ACTION: School Nursing at the Intersection of Health and Education 69.TAKING ACTION: The Alliance of Nursing for Healthy Environments Promoting Environmental Health 70.Coalitions: A Powerful Political Strategy 71.TAKING ACTION: Campaign For Action 72.TAKING ACTION: Why Not Minot? The battle over North Dakota's first smoke-free ordinance

UNIT 6: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE COMMUNITY 73.Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Contemporary Issues In Communities 74.An Introduction to Community Activism 75.TAKING ACTION: From Sewage Problems to the State House: Serving Communities 76.TAKING ACTION: Contaminated Water and Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Flint 77.Creating Culture of Health and working with communities 78.TAKING ACTION: Activism: A Community Rises 79.Family and Sexual Violence: Nursing and U.S. Policy 80.Human Trafficking: The Need for Nursing Advocacy 81.TAKING ACTION: Policy, Politics, and Advocating for Medicinal Cannabis Use 82.Think Globally, Act Locally: Nursing and Global Health 83.Infectious Disease in a Highly Connected World: Nurses' Role to Prevent, Detect, Respond