Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-26
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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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

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
To Engage or Not Engage: The Choice Confronting Nurses and Other Health Professionalsp. 3
Health Status and Access to Carep. 25
The Health Labor Force: Understanding the Distribution of Power and Influencep. 51
Physiciansp. 53
Nursesp. 75
Allied and Other Health Professionalsp. 103
Healthcare Providers: Understanding How Power, Markets, and Government Impact the Organization and Delivery of Carep. 121
Hospitals: The Power of Institutional Interestsp. 123
Long-Term Carep. 143
Mental and Behavioral Health: Clinical and Policy Impact on Mental Health Trendsp. 155
Public Health Policy: Promotion, Prevention, and Protectionp. 181
Healthcare Finance: Understanding the Role of Markets in Governmentp. 209
Healthcare Costs: Follow the Money!p. 211
The History of Health Insurance in the United Statesp. 237
Driversp. 261
Advancing the Use of Technology in the Organization and Delivery of Health Carep. 263
Healthcare Qualityp. 287
Health Services Researchp. 309
Conclusions: A Policy Toolkit for Healthcare Providers and Activistsp. 327
Web Resourcesp. 353
Glossary of Managed Care Terminologyp. 357
Indexp. 365
Photo Creditsp. 377
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