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Public Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals provides a nursing focus with an interdisciplinary approach intertwined to create an understanding of the economic, political and policy dimensions of health care. Using contributors, this reference offers future nurses and healthcare practitioners keen insight and understanding that clinical practice is derived from regulation, laws, and policies that are initiated from public policy and politics. Key features include chapter objectives, summaries, examples, boxed articles, case studies, review questions, key terms, photographs, and a tool kit that includes a "skills" section of how-to's.
Table of Contents
|To Engage or Not Engage: The Choice Confronting Nurses and Other Health Professionals||p. 3|
|Health Status and Access to Care||p. 25|
|The Health Labor Force: Understanding the Distribution of Power and Influence||p. 51|
|Allied and Other Health Professionals||p. 103|
|Healthcare Providers: Understanding How Power, Markets, and Government Impact the Organization and Delivery of Care||p. 121|
|Hospitals: The Power of Institutional Interests||p. 123|
|Long-Term Care||p. 143|
|Mental and Behavioral Health: Clinical and Policy Impact on Mental Health Trends||p. 155|
|Public Health Policy: Promotion, Prevention, and Protection||p. 181|
|Healthcare Finance: Understanding the Role of Markets in Government||p. 209|
|Healthcare Costs: Follow the Money!||p. 211|
|The History of Health Insurance in the United States||p. 237|
|Advancing the Use of Technology in the Organization and Delivery of Health Care||p. 263|
|Healthcare Quality||p. 287|
|Health Services Research||p. 309|
|Conclusions: A Policy Toolkit for Healthcare Providers and Activists||p. 327|
|Web Resources||p. 353|
|Glossary of Managed Care Terminology||p. 357|
|Photo Credits||p. 377|
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