Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason,Deborah B Gardner,Freida Hopkins Outlaw,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329992X

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text. NEW! A list of web links is included in most chapters for further study.

Health Policy and Politics

Author: Milstead,Nancy M. Short

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284126374

Category: Medical

Page: 246

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Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Sixth Edition encompasses the entire health policy process from agenda setting through policy and program evaluation.

Health Policy and Politics

Author: Ms Alison Hann

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949120X

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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What is the relationship between politics and health policy in the UK? How are the interests of the medical profession, civil society and the state weighed and balanced in the making of health policy? Health Policy and Politics offers a sophisticated critical analysis of policy-making in the National Health Service. The team of contributors comprises established academics who have been actively involved in both research and policy-making in this field. They examine the 'macro' level of policy-making at governmental level, and then consider professional institutional relationships and struggles, and interpersonal decision-making and power relations within small organizations and departments. Unique in the variety of perspectives and topics covered, the volume will be required reading for those teaching and studying on a range of courses in health, social care and public policy, and for health professionals within the NHS.

Health Care Politics, Policy, and Services, Third Edition

A Social Justice Analysis

Author: Gunnar Almgren, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826168981

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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This AJN award-winning textbook helps readers understand and critically assess the US health care system and policies. This AJN award-winning textbook helps readers understand and critically assess the US health care system and policies. With a focus on the prevalence of disparities in health and health care, the book reviews the historical evolution and organization of our health care system. Several social justice theories are used to critically evaluate current US Healthcare systems and policies, providing readers with various perspectives of the field. Extensive coverage of our health care system’s structures, finances, and performance on a variety of population health indicators provides the necessary background, frameworks, and principles through which the adequacy of alternative health care system financing strategies can be analyzed. Highlights include: Analyzes the current US Healthcare system and policies from several social justice theories providing a critical examination of the field. Examines the historical evolvement of the US health care system, its financing and health care delivery structures, and the prospects for health care reform. Analyzes disparities in access to health and health care by race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, and geography. Compares the US health care system with that of other democracies providing a unique comparative perspective. New to this Edition: Revised chapter on healthcare reform that considers the 2016 election and anticipated changes to the Affordable Care Act. Provides the latest information on the financing and organization of the US health care system. Examines the nation’s health care needs, the prevalence of health and health care disparities, and the latest theories that explain the causal origins of health and health care disparities. Addresses the latest developments in health care policy domains such as long-term care, end-of-life care, and initiatives to reduce disparities in health. Updated data on long-term financing and expenditures including baby-boomer’s increased demand for long term services and expanded entitlements for the disabled. Updated instructor’s resources include for each chapter: chapter synopsis and learning objectives, ideas worth grasping, key terms and concepts, discussion questions, and writing assignments. This book is an ideal text for graduate courses in health care policy or disparities or the US health care system in schools of social work, public health, nursing, medicine, and public policy and administration.

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

Author: Donna M. Nickitas,Professor Hunter College City University of New York Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing New York New York Deputy Executive Director Doctor of Nursing Science Program CUNY Graduate Center New York New York Donna M Nickitas,Nancy Aries,Donna J. Middaugh

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284032493

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition focuses on the idea that all health care providers require a fundamental understanding of the health care system including but not limited to knowledge required to practice their discipline. The text discusses how health care professionals must also prepare themselves to engage in the economic, political and policy dimensions of health care. The Second Edition offers a nursing focus with an interdisciplinary approach intertwined to create an understanding of health care practice and policy. The text is enriched through the contributions from nurses and other health professionals including activists, politicians, and economists who comprehend the forces of healthcare in America how their impact on the everyday provider. The new edition features key updates on the current health care environment including the Affordable Care Act.

Person-centred Nursing

Theory and Practice

Author: Brendan McCormack,Tanya McCance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347713

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The concept of 'person-centredness' has become established in approaches to the delivery of healthcare, particularly with nursing, and is embedded in many international healthcare policy frameworks and strategic plans. This book explores person-centred nursing using a framework that has been derived from research and practice. Person-centred Nursing is a theoretically rigorous and practically applied text that aims to increase nurses' understanding of the principles and practices of person-centred nursing in a multiprofessional context. It advances new understandings of person-centred nursing concepts and theories through the presentation of an inductively derived and tested framework for person-centred nursing. In addition it explores a variety of strategies for developing person-centred nursing and presents case examples of the concept in action. This is a practical resource for all nurses who want to develop person-centred ways of working.

Contemporary Nursing

Issues, Trends, & Management

Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323390226

Category: Nursing

Page: 536

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Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.

Quality and Safety in Nursing

A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes

Author: Gwen Sherwood,Jane Barnsteiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119151678

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. It first looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources, and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New additions to this edition include: Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This groundbreaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice. This new edition is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119151678

Health Policy

Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System

Author: Charlene Harrington,Carroll Estes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763746576

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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The Fifth Edition of this best-selling health policy text is updated with a collection of new articles on various health policies. Health Policy provides a basic overview of the health policy and political process as it relates to thte health status of the US, the organization and issues of the healthcare system, and healthcare economics.

Introduction to US Health Policy

The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America

Author: Donald A. Barr

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421420716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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Health care reform has been a dominant theme in public discourse for decades now. The passage of the Affordable Care Act was a major milestone, but rather than quell the rhetoric, it has sparked even more heated debate. In the latest edition of Introduction to US Health Policy, Donald A. Barr reviews the current structure of the American health care system, describing the historical and political contexts in which it developed and the core policy issues that continue to confront us today. Barr’s comprehensive analysis explores the various organizations and institutions that make the US health care system work—or fail to work. He describes in detail the paradox of US health care—simultaneously the best in the world and one of the worst among developed countries—while introducing readers to broad cultural issues surrounding health care policy, such as access, affordability, and quality. Barr also discusses specific elements of US health care with depth and nuance, including insurance, especially Medicare and Medicaid. He scrutinizes the shift to for-profit managed care while analyzing the pharmaceutical industry, issues surrounding long-term care, the plight of the uninsured, the prevalence of medical errors, and the troublesome issue of nursing shortages. The thoroughly updated edition of this widely adopted text focuses on the Affordable Care Act. It explains the steps taken to carry out the Act, the changes to the Act based on recent Supreme Court decisions, the success of the Act in achieving the combined goals of improved access to care and constraining the costs of care, and the continuing political controversy regarding its future. Drawing on an extensive range of resources, including government reports, scholarly publications, and analyses from a range of private organizations, Introduction to US Health Policy provides scholars, policymakers, and health care providers with a comprehensive platform of ideas that is key to understanding and influencing the changes in the US health care system.

Community/Public Health Nursing

Promoting the Health of Populations

Author: Mary A. Nies,Melanie McEwen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293875

Category: Medical

Page: 712

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Covering the nurse’s role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique ‘upstream’ preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy – especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nursing. UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations. UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations. Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxes present situations and considerations related to the care of veterans. UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform. UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).

Public Policy in the United States

Author: Mark E Rushefsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746172X

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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The fifth edition of this well-regarded text covers the period up through the 2012 elections. It has been revised to make it sleeker, more concise, and up-to-date with a clear organisational structure. This edition accomplishes these three important goals: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been shaped by our political institutions, changing circumstances, and ideology. Second, it surveys American public policy and policymaking in all the major policy areas from economic policy to health care policy to environmental policy, and does so clearly and even-handedly, with well-selected illustrations, case studies, terms, and study questions. Finally, in addition to providing analytical tools and empirical information, the book challenges readers to come to terms with the widely shared but often competing values that must be balanced and rebalanced in the ongoing policy making process, affecting issues of the highest concern to the American public.

From Silence to Voice

What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public

Author: Bernice Buresh,Suzanne Gordon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467365

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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To get the resources and respect they need, nurses have long had to be advocates for themselves and their profession, not just for their patients. For a decade, From Silence to Voice has provided nurses with the tools they need to explain the breath and complexity of nursing work. Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon have helped nurses around the world speak up and convey to the public that nursing is more than dedication and caring-it demands specialized knowledge, expertise across a range of medical technologies, and decision-making about life-and-death issues. "Nurses and nursing organizations," they write, "must go out and tell the public what nurses really do so that patients can actually get the benefit of their expert care." The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.

Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Author: Ian Hulatt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905168

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Mental health nursing has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past 50 years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners which will affect them throughout their careers. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.

Contexts of Nursing

An Introduction

Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729585832

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction, 5th edition provides comprehensive coverage of the key ideas underpinning contemporary nursing practice in Australia and New Zealand. Each chapter introduces nursing students to the big issues in nursing and healthcare, highlighting the theory, language, research and debate in a way that will challenge the reader and encourage reflection and discussion. Highly respected editorial team and contributors who are at the forefront of nursing practice Revised and updated learning objectives, key words, reflective questions, recommended readings and references Emphasis on the different levels and roles in nursing, nursing specialisations and scope of practice to help students understand the ever evolving landscape of nursing Content updated to reflect national registration and standards for practice of the NMBA and NCNZ ‘Stories’ throughout – featuring case studies on chapter content Reflection points throughout the chapters to encourage personal reflection New chapters, including: - Nursing and social media - Health disparities: the social determinants of health - Mental health promotion - Global health and nursing Includes eBook with print purchase on evolve

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Author: Pam Moule

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526430916

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes: o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries o Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement o Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

Leading and Managing in Nursing

Author: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323069779

Category: Medical

Page: 643

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Leading and Managing in Nursing, 6th Edition offers an innovative approach to leading and managing by merging theory, research, and practical application to better prepare you for the NCLEX® exam and the transition to the practice environment. This cutting-edge text is organized around the issues that are central to the success of professional nurses in today's constantly changing healthcare environment, including consumer relationships, cultural diversity, resource management, delegation, and communication. UNIQUE! Each chapter opens with The Challenge, where practicing nurse leaders/managers offer their real-world views of a concern related in the chapter, encouraging you to think about how you would handle the situation. UNIQUE! The Solution closes each chapter with an effective method to handle the real-life situation presented in The Challenge, and demonstrates the ins and outs of problem solving in practice. The Evidence boxes in each chapter summarize relevant concepts and research from nursing/business/medicine literature. Theory boxes highlight and summarize pertinent theoretical concepts related to chapter content. Research and Literature Perspective boxes summarize timely articles of interest and point out their relevance and applicability to practice. Separate chapters on key topic areas such as cultural diversity, consumer relationships, delegation, managing information and technology, legal and ethical issues, and many more. End-of-chapter Tips offer guidelines for applying information presented in the chapter. Numbered exercises challenge you to think critically about concepts in the text and apply them to real-life situations. Eye-catching full-color design helps engage and guide you through each chapter. Glossary alphabetically lists and defines all the boldfaced key terms from the chapters. Chapter Checklists provide a quick summary of key points and serve as a handy study tool. NEW! QSEN competencies incorporated throughout the text emphasize the importance of providing safe, high-quality nursing care. NEW! What New Graduates Say section at the end of each chapter provides you with a real-world perspective on the transition to clinical practice. NEW! Expanded content on legal and ethical issues, care delivery strategies, staffing, quality, and consumer relationships. NEW! Updated photos throughout the book maintain a contemporary and visually appealing look and feel.

Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice

Author: Pamela J. Grace

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284107337

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Nursing Ethics And Professional Responsibility In Advanced Practice, Third Edition Focuses On The Historical Background, Knowledge And Leadership Skills Necessary To Improve The Quality Of Health For Both Individuals And Society. The Text Takes A Comprehensive Approach In Addressing Contemporary Health Issues Faced By Healthcare Professionals Across A Variety Of Settings. The Third Edition Has Been Updated To Reflect Changes In The Healthcare Landscape And To Explore How This Impacts And Expands The Role Of The Advance Practice Nurse. New To The Third Edition: Exploration Of The Role Of Inter-Professional Ethics Expanded Content On Social Justice Including Advocacy For Vulnerable Populations And Global Issues Additional Content On Gerontologic Issues New Content On Men’S Health Issues And Substance Abuse Focus On Perioperative And CRNA Issues

Family Health Care Nursing

Theory, Practice, and Research

Author: Joanna Rowe Kaakinen,Deborah Padgett Coehlo,Rose Steele,Melissa Robinson

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803677243

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today—with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environments.

DNP Education, Practice, and Policy

Redesigning Advanced Practice Roles for the 21st Century

Author: Stephanie W. Ahmed, DNP, FNP-BC, DPNAP,Linda C. Andrist, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC,Sheila M. Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN,Valerie J. Fuller, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108164

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is an excellent book for both students and current DNPs. The primary areas it addresses--leadership, healthcare policy, and information technology---are essential for the advanced practice nurse to function as a change agent in today's healthcare environment. The book challenges DNPs to engage in clinical practice to the full scope of their capabilities."--Score: 100, 5 Stars. Doody's Medical Reviews This is the only professional issues-oriented Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) text to fully integrate all eight American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNP competencies into one volume. It defines practice scholarship for the DNP role and facilitates the sound development of key leadership skills that enable DNP graduates to effectively influence politics and health care policy in order to improve patient and population health care outcomes. The text focuses on the educational requirements of DNPs engaged in the arenas of leadership, health care policy, and information technology. It covers the growth and development of the DNP role, particularly in the context of contemporary health care challenges. With a focus on the Capstone Project, the text addresses the relationship of the DNP role to ongoing scholarship. It covers three important essentials of the DNP curriculumóevidence-based practice, health information technology, and outcomes measurementóand how they can be used to transform health care in the 21st century. The textís challenging and thought-provoking content is of particular value not only to students, but also to professors who will welcome the clarity it offers to the highly complex DNP curriculum. Key Features: Simplifies the highly complex DNP curriculum and integrates DNP core competencies throughout Demonstrates the application of core competencies to practice and aggregate care Provides a well-organized supplement to all courses across the DNP curriculum Uses exemplars of students and practicing DNPs to illustrate effective implementation Offers concrete guidance for achieving a thorough understanding of how DNP graduates utilize core competencies