NURS 6050 Policy & Advocacy for Improving Population Health
In today’s rapidly changing healthcare delivery system, decisions made within the political arena impact the future of healthcare systems and the populations that healthcare professionals serve. In this course, students examine healthcare reform and its impact on healthcare delivery, population health, and nursing practice. They evaluate policies that influence the structure, financing, and quality in healthcare and examine healthcare delivery from a global perspective. Through discussions, case studies, and other activities, students examine the effects of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and population health outcomes. Students also examine ways to advocate for promotion and preservation of population health and gain the necessary skills to influence policy and support changes effected by the passing of new healthcare reform legislation.
The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.
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ANA’s Foundation of Nursing Package:
Fowler, M. D., & American Nurses Association. (2008). Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation and application. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing’s social policy statement: The essence of the profession. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope & standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
Backer, E. L., Geske, J. A., McIlvain, H. E., Dodendorf, D. M., & Minier, W. C. (2005). Improving female preventive health care delivery through practice change: An Every Woman Matters study. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 18(5), 401–408.
Bainbridge, D., Brazil, K., Krueger, P., Ploeg, J., & Taniguchi, A. (2010). A proposed ystems approach to the evaluation of integrated palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 9, 8-19. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-9-8
Begley, A. (2010). On being a good nurse: Reflections on the past and preparing for the future. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(6), 525-532. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01878.x
Berwick, D. (2005). My right knee. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142(2), 121–125.
Bloch, G., Rozmovits, L., & Giambrone, B. (2011). Barriers to primary care responsiveness to poverty as a risk factor for health.BMC Family Practice, 12, 62. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-62
Craig, H. D. (2010). Caring enough to provide healthcare: An organizational framework for the ethical delivery of healthcare among aging patients. International Journal for Human Caring, 14(4), 27-30.
Crippen, D., & Barnato, A. E. (2011). The ethical implications of health spending: Death and other expensive conditions. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(2), 121-129. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2011.00582.
Davis-Alldritt, L. (2011). Presidential inaugural address: Advocacy, access, and achievement. Journal of School Nursing, 27(4), 249-251.
Deyton, L., Hess, W. J., & Jackonis, M. J. (2008, Winter). War, its aftermath, and U.S. health policy: Toward a comprehensive health program for America’s military personnel, veterans, and their families. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 36(4), 677-689.
Erlen, J. (2010). Informed consent: Revisiting the issues. Orthopaedic Nursing, 29(4), 276-80. doi:10.1097/NOR.0b013e3181e517f1
Gallagher, T. H. (2009). A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: Review of medical error. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), 669–677. doi: 10.1001/jama.2009.1011
Gardner, D. (2010). Health policy and politics. Expanding scope of practice: Inter-professional collaboration or conflict? Nursing Economic$, 28(4), 264-266.
Goethals, S., Gastmans, C., & Dierckx de Casterle, B. (2010). Nurses’ ethical reasoning and behaviour: A literature review.International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(5), 635-650. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.12.010
Hancock, C., & Cooper, K. (2011). A global initiative to tackle chronic disease by changing lifestyles. Primary Health Care, 21(4), 24-26.
Harrowing, J. (2009). The impact of HIV education on the lives of Ugandan nurses and nurse-midwives. Advances in Nursing Science, 32(2), E94-E108. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181a3d754
Karpf, T., Ferguson., & Swift, R. (2010). Light still shines in the darkness: Decent care for all. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 28(4), 266-274. doi: 10.1177/0898010109359310
Kindig, D. (2007). Understanding population health terminology. The Milbank Quarterly, 85(1), 139-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00479.x
Kindig, D., Asada, Y., & Booske, B. (2008). A population health framework for setting national and state health goals. JAMA, 299(17), 2081-2083. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.17.2081
Koplan, J. P., Bond, C., Merson, M. H., Reddy, K. S., Rodriquez, M. H., Sewankambo, N. K., & Wasserheit, J. N. (2009). Towards a common definition of global health. The Lancet, 373, 1993–1995.
Mullinix, C., & Bucholtz, D. (2009). Role and quality of nurse practitioner practice: A policy issue. Nursing Outlook, 57(2), 93-8. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2008.07.006
Paquin, S. (2011). Social justice advocacy in nursing: What is it? How do we get there?. Creative Nursing, 17(2), 63-67. doi: 10.1891/1078-45126.96.36.199
Pavlish, C., Brown-Saltzman, K., Hersh, M., Shirk, M., & Rounkle, A. (2011). Nursing priorities, actions, and regrets for ethical situations in clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(4), 385-395. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01422.x
Reinhardt, U. E. (2010, Jan 20). State of the nation (a special report): Voices—A good start. The Wall Street Journal, p. R5.
Reinhardt, U. E. (2010, Jan 30). Repercussions of simplicity. New York Times p. A14.
Schwartz, S., Ireland, C., Strecher, V., Nakao, D., Wang, C., and Juarez, D. (2010). The economic value of a wellness and disease prevention program. Population Health Management, 13(6), 309-317. doi: 10.1089/pop.2009.0070
Soloman, P. (2010). Inter-professional collaboration: Passing fad or way of the future? Physiotherapy Canada, 62(1), 47-55. doi: 10.3138/physio.62.1.47
Stein, R. (2010, Nov 08). Medicare renews debate on health costs. The Washington Post, pp. A.1-A.1.
Stein, R. (2010, Nov 08). Review of prostate cancer drugs Provenge renews medical cost-benefit debate. The Washington Post.
Tengland, P. (2010). Health promotion and disease prevention: Logically different conceptions? Health Care Analysis, 18(4), 323-341.doi: 10.1007/s10728-009-0125-0
Zomorodi, M., & Foley, B. (2009). The nature of advocacy vs. paternalism in nursing: Clarifying the ‘thin line.’ Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(8), 1746–1752. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05023.x
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