Fill in Order Details

  • Submit paper details for free using our simple order form

Make Payment Securely

  • Add funds to your account. There are no upfront payments. The writer will only be paid once you have approved your paper

Writing Process

  • The best qualified expert writer is assigned to work on your order
  • Your paper is written to standard and delivered as per your instructions

Download your paper

  • Download the completed paper from your online account or your email
  • You can request a plagiarism and quality report along with your paper

Reflections on the Political Process

Reflections on the Political Process
Points: 20

Directions:
Answer the following question:
• How has this course (Health Care Policy) changed or not changed your views on becoming involved in the political process surrounding health care? USE THE PAPER BELOW WHICH IS MY ORIGINAL FEELINGS ABOUT THE POLITICAL PROCESS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION.

Text and Materials
READINGS AND RESOURCES
REQUIRED READING
• Estes, C. L., Chapman, S. A., DoID, C., & Hollister, B. (2012). Health Policy: Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System. (6th ed.) Jones and Bartlett Publishers: Sudbury, Massachusetts. ISBN: 978-0763797881.
• Milstead, J.A. (2014). Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide (5th ed). Jones and Bartlett Publishers: Sudbury, Massachusetts. ISBN-13: 9781284048865.
• American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, DC: The American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1433805615.
• Various articles linked within the course.

Week Eight
READINGS AND RESOURCES
REQUIRED READING
o Chapter 11 from Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide.
o Chapter 13, pages 693-751 from Health Policy: Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System.

REQUIRED RESOURCES
o Use the World Health Organization’s website to inform your assignments for this week.

THIS IS THE PAPER: Nursing/Health Care Issues and Politics

Why Nurses are Generally Reluctant to Become Involved in Nursing/Health Care Issues and Politics
The reluctance to participate in the nursing, healthcare issues, and political processes that affect them is widespread. The profession needs a vibrant and united voice concerning the political processes now more than ever. Most of the nurses feel like being vocal in the political processes touching on healthcare issues would jeopardize their jobs, as they might appear to be ‘opposing the system’ (Milstead, 2004). They fear that they might be witch hunted for supporting or opposing legislations that are not are not friendly to their profession. Another reason for their reluctance could be a due to the fact that they might find it as waste of their time; they feel that politicians are in better position to handle the matter and not them. Some also think that there is no need for their involvement in political activism because it does not come with financial benefits. The barriers to nurses’ participation in political processes that affect their careers encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from feelings of powerlessness to their lack of their knowldege on intricate political topics (Milstead, 2004).
The Nursing’s Profession’s Responsibility to Be Politically Active
The nurses’ have to know that they have an inherent power as a group of health care industry workers to bring changes and amendments in all health policies. It is the nurse’s professional duty to ensure they participate actively in the process of coming up with policies. They have to make sure that they put efforts to come up with and uphold high quality benchmarks of the healthcare industry (Boswell, Cannon, & Miller, 2005). They need to work collaboratively with the policy makers and all the industry stakeholders to vote for adoption of policies that genuinely meet the Americas’ health care demands. The nurses also ought to lobby for establishment of laws that protect the patients from the rogue, unqualified or unethical treatment by any health provider. It is important to know that both patients and the public reap the benefits of enhanced health care standards that come as a result of results the nurses’ getting involved in the formulation and enactment of health policies. The nurses have a duty to share professional skills with state and federal policy makers since health care industry workers are well educated and polished in their knowledge about the best policies (Boswell, Cannon, & Miller, 2005).
Strategies That Can Be Taken To Increase Nurses’ Involvement in the Political Process
There needs to be concerted efforts to raise the number of politically brave and active nurses so that the profession achieves common goals. One of the best strategies to achieve it is to outline to nurses the importance of political involvement. In aIDition, there need to be actions on the part of the policy makers to improve nurses’ engagement in decision-making by establishing increased opportunities for nurses to have their input on the policy-making processes (Congress, 2015). The policy makers should increase the number of nurses represented on consortiums that make recommendations to policy changes and amend the health care law to have nurses competitively hired for positions of leadership in the nation (Congress, 2015). Another strategy would be to enlighten nurses via training and seminars to help them to have a better knowledge and engage in policy enactment. Lastly, healthcare workers have to take action themselves to improve their capacity to be involved in the formulation of policies.

References
Milstead, J. A. (2004). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide. Burlington, MA: Jones &
Bartlett Learning.
Boswell, C., Cannon, S., & Miller, J. (2005). Nurses’ political involvement: Responsibility
versus privilege. Journal of Professional Nursing, 21(1), 5-8.
The Congress. (2015). Bills and Resolutions. Retrieved from http://thomas.loc.gov

WHAT OUR CURRENT CUSTOMERS SAY

  • Google Rating
  • Sitejabber
  • Trustpilot
Cindy L
Cindy L
You can't fault the paper quality and speed of delivery. I have been using these guys for the past 3 years and I not even once have they ever failed me. They deliver properly researched papers way ahead of time. Each time I think I have had the best their professional writers surprise me with even better quality work. Elite Academic Research is a true Gem among essay writing companies.
Samuel Y
Samuel Y
I really appreciate the work all your amazing writers do to ensure that my papers are always delivered on time and always of the highest quality. I was at a crossroads last semester and I almost dropped out of school because of the many issues that were bombarding but I am glad a friend referred me to you guys. You came up big for me and continue to do so. I just wish I knew about your services earlier.
Mindi D
Mindi D
Brilliant writers and awesome support team. You can tell by the depth of research and the quality of work delivered that the writers care deeply about delivering that perfect grade.
Stuart L
Stuart L
Thanks for keeping me sane for getting everything out of the way, I’ve been stuck working more than full time and balancing the rest but I’m glad you’ve been ensuring my school work is taken care of. I'll recommend Elite Academic Research to anyone who seeks quality academic help, thank you so much!
Zahraa S
Zahraa S
Absolutely spot on. I have had the best experience with Elite Academic Research and all my work have scored highly. Thank you for your professionalism and using expert writers with vast and outstanding knowledge in their fields. I highly recommend any day and time.

ORDER NOW

Consider Your Assignments Done

“All my friends and I are getting help from eliteacademicresearch. It’s every college student’s best kept secret!”

Jermaine Byrant
BSN

“I was apprehensive at first. But I must say it was a great experience and well worth the price. I got an A!”

Nicole Johnson
Finance & Economics

Our Top Experts

————-

See Why Our Clients Hire Us Again And Again!


OVER
10.3k
Reviews

RATING
4.89/5
Avg Rating

YEARS
12
Experience

Elite Academic Research Promises You:


Always on Time

If we are a minute late, the work is on us – it’s free!

Plagiarism-free

If the work we produce contains plagiarism we’ll pay out a £5,000 guarantee.

Quality

Providing quality work is core to our beliefs, which is why we will strive to give you exactly that, and more!

Written to Standard

All of our assignments go through a stringent quality checking process from start to finish.

Success Guarantee

When you order form the best, some of your greatest problems as a student are solved!

Reliable

Professional

Affordable

Quick

Short Answers To Common Questions

[ultimate-faqs]

YOUR EDUCATION ON AUTOPILOT

Pay an expert to take your online class and say goodbye to poor grades, missed deadlines, and the struggles
of balancing your education with other work/life responsibilities. Life Is too Short to Spend on Classes
You Have No Interest In. Focus on what is really important in your life. Let our professional handle your class.

    Guaranteed A or B

    100% Confidential

    Experienced Tutors

    24/7 Support

Fill in free quote request

Tell us about your online class and what help you need. Try to give us the maximum information.

Agree on price

Our representative will contact you to discuss the details of your order and the rates for our assistance.

Pay and get help

When everything is agreed, you will receive an email with the invoice. After you pay, we start working on your task.

error: Content is protected !!