Praise for the First Edition:
ÂThere is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points...This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process ...Score: 93 - 4 Stars!
--Doody's Medical Reviews
Written by those in the know - exceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politics - this is a practical Âhow-to guide written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the ANA, the book examines the pivotal role of nurses involved in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy change. The second edition addresses the Trump administration's impact on health care, including information on the increased need for primary care providers, how full practice authority has been implemented in different states, the need for an enhanced RN role in ambulatory care, and many other topics. It updates the impact of the Future of Nursing Report, the integral role of nurses on the front lines of health care, and presents cases focused on nurses' role in containing the Zika virus spread.
The second edition also discusses committees within health care institutions working on legislative proposals regarding the development of policy at the community level. Using descriptive case histories, the book delves into the increasing role of nurses in elected or appointed positions. A particularly timely contribution focuses on evaluating policy sources, such as Fake News. Additionally, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Also covered are strategies for working with the media, the process of taking a leadership role, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout are the themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care.
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