Examine the effect of legal, ethical, and regulatory processes on nursing practices (and/or change to providers), healthcare delivery, and outcomes while maintaining balance with administrative and fiscal responsibilities.
The healthcare industry is made up of diverse people and teams. This includes individuals who create policies, groups who lobby for legislation, and the people and teams who implement and follow laws and policies. For this assignment, you will reflect on your role, past, present, and future, regarding health policies. While research is encouraged for this assignment, in-text citations are not necessary. The purpose of this assignment is to provide your instructor with your knowledge framework and allow you to reflect on your knowledge and identify biases.
In an introductory paragraph, briefly summarize your scope of knowledge regarding health policy, both state/federal, and organizational policies.
In a second paragraph, explain why you wish to develop a deeper understanding of the policy creation, implementation, and assessment process. For example, how will understanding health policy improve your professional practice?
In a closing paragraph, address the following questions:
What biases/strong opinions do you have regarding health policy (state, federal, organizational policies)?
What caused those biases/opinions to develop (personal experiences, patient interactions, etc.)?
How will you respectfully maintain or evolve your bias/opinions as you advance in this course, and your career?
What is your primary source of information for staying up-to-date on state and federal health policy (names of publications, websites, organization-disseminated information, etc.)?