Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2006-10-30
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The powerhouse author team of Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, and Mary W. Chaffee has put together a textbook filled with insights from well-known nurses and policy makers. This new edition combines scholarly analysis and first-hand narratives from the field to ensure a well-rounded understanding of important issues. This resource cultivates the development of valuable skills including conflict management, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change -- essential abilities for any nurse assuming a leadership role in today's changing health care environment. Solid breadth and depth of content covers both policy and politics. Contributors include many leading nurse experts in policy and politics. A diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and levels of content to appeal to many nursing audiences. Policy Spotlights provide key information on specific policy issues such as complementary therapies, reimbursement, social security, childcare and Medicare issues and options. Updated Policy Spotlights focus on policy issues such as Stem Cell Research, Medical Marijuana, Genetics, and Intimate Partner Violence. Updated Vignettes detail personal experiences, opportunities, and challenges facing a nurse in this career path. New Taking Action sections highlight a policy issue or political strategy and provide nurses with examples of how they can take action. Evidence-Based Practice (research) and its impact on health care policy and politics is integrated where appropriate. New Web Resource boxes include recommended website addresses for students to obtain additional information.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care
Policy & Politics: A Framework for Actionp. 1
Vignette: The Influence of Values on a Policy Agenda: The Quaker Perspectivep. 17
A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics, and Nursingp. 21
Learning the Ropes of Policy, Politics, and Advocacyp. 34
Vignette: Learning to be the Lead Goose: Making the Leap into Policyp. 47
Vignette: The Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowshipp. 52
Vignette: How a Nurse Learned to Advance Geriatric Nursing Issuesp. 58
A Primer on Political Philosophyp. 63
Policy Development and Analysis: Understanding the Processp. 75
Political Analysis and Strategiesp. 94
Taking Action: The Nightingales Take on Big Tobaccop. 109
Communication Skills for Political Successp. 121
Coalitions: A Powerful Political Strategyp. 135
Taking Action: Lessons from the Long-Term Care Coalitionp. 145
Harnessing the Power of the Media to Influence Health Policy and Politicsp. 149
Taking Action: Getting Free Media Coverage for Nursing Issuesp. 169
Taking Action: Distributed Campaigns: Using the Internet to Empower Activismp. 171
Taking Action: Talking the Right Talk about Nursingp. 177
Taking Action: Changing Poor Portrayals of Nurses in the Media: The Center for Nursing Advocacyp. 184
Research as a Political and Policy Toolp. 195
Policyspotlight: From Practice to Policy: Improving Wound Care Outcomesp. 207
Policyspotlight: Falls and Public Policy: Creating a Blueprint for Changep. 213
Conflict Management: A Critical Part of Politicsp. 221
Policyspotlight: Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Tool for Managing Conflict Phyllisp. 227
Health Policy, Politics, and Professional Ethicsp. 243
Health Care Delivery and Financing
The U.S. Health Care Systemp. 256
Policyspotlight: The National Health Service in the United Kingdomp. 274
Policyspotlight: Could a National Health System Work in The United States?p. 282
Taking Action: Community Health Centers: A Successful Strategy for Improving Health Care Accessp. 287
Policyspotlight: The Politics of Long-Term Carep. 295
Policyspotlight: Evolving Policy in Home Health Carep. 304
Policyspotlight: Mental Health Parity: Will it Ever Happen?p. 311
Policyspotlight: The Department of Defense Tricare Program: Health Care for the U.S. Militaryp. 323
Policyspotlight: The U.S. Veterans Administration: Policy Change for the Greater Good in an Integrated Health Systemp. 330
Policyspotlight: Successes and Struggles in Complementary Health Carep. 336
Taking Action: The Role of Foundations in Improving Health Carep. 344
Vignette: Neonatal Palliative Care: Moving a Vision Forwardp. 350
Policyspotlight: The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industryp. 354
A Primer on Health Economicsp. 363
Policyspotlight: Social Security: Key to Economic Securityp. 376
Financing Health Care in the United Statesp. 384
Taking Action: Massachusetts' Strategy for Financing Health Care for the Uninsuredp. 408
Policyspotlight: Reforming Medicarep. 414
Policyspotlight: Interests, Ideology, and Institutional Dynamics in the Creation of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefitp. 421
Policyspotlight: Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)p. 435
Taking Action: Using Private Funds to Improve School Healthp. 444
Policy and Politics in the Workplace
Contemporary Issues in the Health Care Workplacep. 449
Policyspotlight: How Magnet Status Drives Change in Health Care Institutionsp. 461
Policyspotlight: When a Hurricane Strikes: The Challenge of Crafting Workplace Policyp. 468
Taking Action: Health Services Research: Shaping Patient Safety Policyp. 474
Ten Keys to Unlocking Policy Change in the Workplacep. 482
Vignette: Needlestick Injuries in the Workplace: Implications for Public Policyp. 486
Taking Action: Transforming Care at the Bedside: Shadyside Hospital's Code Redp. 497
Taking Action: Family Presence at the Bedside: Changing Hospital Policyp. 500
The Nursing Workforce: Supply and Demandp. 509
Policyspotlight: California Nurse Staffing Ratiosp. 518
Policyspotlight: Mandatory Staffing: Australia's Experiencep. 527
Taking Action: Using Technology to Mitigate the Nursing Shortagep. 540
Policyspotlight: Nurse Staffing Impact on Organizational Outcomesp. 550
Policyspotlight: Diversity in Nursing: A Long Road Aheadp. 559
Politics of Advanced Practice Nursingp. 568
Taking Action: Diminishing Reproductive Choices in New York City: The Demise of the Midwifery Modelp. 574
Policyspotlight: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Anesthetists: A Continuing Challengep. 579
Collective Action in the Workplace: The Role of Unionsp. 589
Taking Action: Non-Union Collective Action in Nursingp. 601
A Political Minefield: Conducting Nursing Researchp. 607
Policy and Politics in the Government
Contemporary Issues in Governmentp. 622
Taking Action: Stem Cell Research in Maryland: A Nurse Legislator's Initiativep. 646
Policyspotlight: Reefer Madness: The Illogical Politics of Medical Marijuanap. 653
Policyspotlight: Genetics, Discrimination, and Privacyp. 662
Policyspotlight: Intimate Partner Violence: A Public Health and Policy Problemp. 669
How Government Works and What You Need to Know to Influence the Processp. 676
Taking Action: Political Appointmentsp. 690
Vignette: Making the Most of Political Appointments: My Life as a Federal and State Officialp. 699
An Overview of Legislation and Regulationp. 703
Vignette: From Sewage Problems to the Statehouse: My Life as an Elected Officialp. 716
Vignette: Farmgirl, Nurse, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware General Assemblyp. 720
Vignette: A Nurse in Congressp. 723
Vignette: I Believed I Could Make a Differencep. 726
Vignette: My Path to Congressp. 729
Taking Action: Hog-Housed: The Life and Death of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Entry to Practice in North Dakotap. 731
Policyspotlight: The Politics of Nursing Regulation and Licensurep. 735
Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategiesp. 747
Vignette: An Insider's View of Lobbyingp. 760
Interest Groups: Powerful Political Catalysts in Health Carep. 766
Vignette: Extending Your Influence: Serving on the AARP Boardp. 778
The American Voter and Electoral Politicsp. 782
Policyspotlight: Political Activity: Different Rules for Government-Employed Nursesp. 800
Taking Action: The Power of Political Contributionsp. 805
Taking Action: Anatomy of a Political Campaignp. 808
Vignette: Truth or Dare: One Nurse's Political Campaignp. 815
Vignette: There's Nothing Quite Like Campaigning for Officep. 817
Nursing and the Courtsp. 825
Policy and Politics in Organizations
Contemporary Issues in Nursing Organizationsp. 835
You and Your Professional Nursing Organizationp. 845
Nursing In Action: Policy Initiatives of Specialty Nursing Associationsp. 859
Taking Action: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environmentsp. 863
Taking Action: The Oncology Nursing Society: Engaging Support for the Nurse Reinvestment Actp. 866
Taking Action: The American Nephrology Nurses' Association: A Grassroots Initiative to Educate Lawmakersp. 868
Taking Action: The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses: Reimbursement Policy for Registered Nurse First Assistantsp. 870
Taking Action: The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses: Policy Initiatives to Address Workplace Violencep. 873
Taking Action: The Emergency Nurses Association: Making the Case for Safe Staffing Systemsp. 875
Taking Action: The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Taking Action on the Epidemic of Childhood Overweightp. 878
Taking Action: The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses: Folic Acid Advocacyp. 881
Taking Action: The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses: All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Education and Legislationp. 883
Policy and Politics in the Community
Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Contemporary Issues In Communitiesp. 885
Vignette: Homelessness and Health: Creating Lasting Solutionsp. 894
Policyspotlight: Sex, Science, and Policy: Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Healthp. 897
Policyspotlight: The Demise of an Adolescent Sexuality Education Programp. 901
Policyspotlight: The Politics of Childhood Immunizationsp. 904
Policyspotlight: Wake-up Call: Mobilizing Communities to Improve Health Literacyp. 913
Policyspotlight: Childcare Policy: A Challenge for the Nationp. 923
Working with the Community for Changep. 933
Policyspotlight Regulating Industrial Chemicals to Protect the Environment and Human Healthp. 947
Taking Action: The Condom Ladyp. 955
Taking Action: Influencing the Community by Serving on a Boardp. 959
Nursing in the International Community: A Broader View of Nursing Issuesp. 966
Policyspotlight: Global Migration of Nurses: Managing a Scarce Resourcep. 982
Policyspotlight: Infectious Disease: A Global Health Care Challengep. 992
Policyspotlight: The Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: Policy Responses in the Face of Limited Resourcesp. 1000
Policyspotlight: Conflict and War: Impact on the Health of Societiesp. 1010
Vignette: International Emergencies: Health Care and Human Rightsp. 1022
Indexp. 1029
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