Required Reading:


  • Almgren, G. (2018). Health care politics, policy, and services (3rd ed.). New York: Springer. Chapters 8, pp. 267-281.
  • Mason, D., Perez, A., McLemore, M., & Dickson, E. (2020). Policy & politics in nursing and health care (8th ed.). New York: Elsevier. Chapters 22 & 24 and either Chapter 25, 26, or 27 depending on your interests and your practice.



UNNATURAL CAUSES: In Sickness and In Wealth – How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?


In 200 words or less, what did you learn from the video and the assigned readings that could impact health policy? (Your answer should not be a summary of the video and readings. Your answer should literally be what you learned from the readings and watching the video. What new knowledge or insight did you gain related to health policy?

·  Review the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, . Choose either Goal 1, 2, or 3 and describe how the information about the selected sustainable goal could be useful in understanding the need for health policy in situations such as those described in the video, “n Sickness & In Wealth”.