Health Policy Paper

Forward the topic of the health policy paper to faculty at the end of Week One,

Health policy unfolds daily and drives clinical practice in the US. The student will investigate current policies or legislation underway for a specific health-related issue. The Student will develop a scholarly APA formatted paper supported by evidence. The policy paper rubric:

Introduction to population or problem (incidence, prevalence, epidemiology, cost burden etc)

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Description of how the policy is intended for a specific population, program or organization

Specific legislators involved in the policy development and dissemination

Identify the role of the APRN in assisting with the policy or refuting the policy – this requires the evidence to support opinion, ideas and/or concepts.

Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes

Examine how the policy can be used by the interprofessional team to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for the specific population

Conclusion – summarize findings

APA format – use of primary peer-reviewed references as much as possible

 

Health policy paper

Health policy paper.

Write a research paper of 5-6 pages of content without counting the title page and reference pages. It will contain 3-4 peer reviewed articles and 6-7 other outside sources (credible websites or agencies).  

The purpose of this assignment is for you to identify an issue of concern for your role as an advanced nurse practitioner and to formulate a potential policy change to address that issue. 

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The issue must be related to the topic of Obesity in children and adolescents. The policy you consider may be somehow in reaction to the previous topic or something larger that is still related to that issue. Here is a list of a few topics to consider:

  • Child and elder care
  • Civil rights
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse/addiction
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Homelessness
  • Native American and migrant workers’ health
  • Long-term care
  • Immigration/illegal aliens
  • Legislative issues affecting advanced practice nursing
  • Barriers to practice
  • Access to care

These paper should have the following APA headings:

    • Describe the health policy issue: Identify the issue and explore its background
    • Legislation Type: Identify the type of legislation, such as state and federal, scope of practice, reimbursement, loan repayment, or others that relate the issue of concern
    • Review of Literature: Review of a minimum of 3–4 peer-reviewed articles and 6–7 other outside sources.
    • Current Policy: Describe the current policy that deals with the health policy issue and specify how it impacts nursing or healthcare.
    • Aspects of Proposed (or Changed) Policy: Describe the specific aspects of your proposed policy or the change you would do to the previous policy and how it would impact nursing or healthcare.  Explain possible methods of addressing the issue; as well as goals and options for changes
    • Who Benefits and Who Supports: Identify the individuals who would benefit from the policy change and explain where support for the change would be found. Risks and benefits of the changes
    • Impact of Policy Change on Nursing and Healthcare: Describe the impact of the policy change on nursing practice and health care.
    • Analysis of Policy and Influence on My Practice : Explain the policy from your point of view and how this will influence your practice.

Health policy paper

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