The first and most sustained resource of its kind, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition features analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories to help you learn how to influence policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, 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 innovative 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.
UNIT I: INTRODUCTION TO POLICY & POLITICS IN NURSING & HEALTH CARE 1. Frameworks for Action in Policy and Politics 2. A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics and Nursing 3. Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care 4. Learning the Ropes of Policy and Politics 5. TAKING ACTION: How I Learned the Ropes of Policy and Politics 6. A Primer on Political Philosophy 7. The Policy Process 8. Health Policy Brief: Improving Care Transitions 9. Political Analysis And Strategies 10. Communication and Conflict Management in Health Policy 11. Research as a Political and Policy Tool 12. Health Services Research: Translating Research into Policy 13. Using Research to Advance Health and Social Policies for Children 14. Using the Power of the Media to Influence Health Policy 15. Health Policy, Politics, and Professional Ethics UNIT 2: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND FINANCING 16. The Changing United States Health Care System 17. A Primer on Health Economics of Nursing and Health Policy 18. Financing Health Care in the United States 19. The Affordable Care Act: Historical Context and an Introduction to the State of Health Care in the United States 20. Health Insurance Exchanges: Expanding Access to Health Care 21. Patient Engagement and Public Policy: Emerging New Paradigms and Roles 22. Overtreatment as a Patient Safety Issue: How Public Policy Can Prevent It 23. Policy Approaches to Address Health Disparities 24. Achieving Mental Health Parity 25. Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling: A Proposal to Modernize Women's Benefits 26. The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industry 27. Women's Reproductive Health Policy 28. Public Health: Promoting the Health of Populations and Communities 29. TAKING ACTION: Blazing a Trail.and the Bumps Along the Way: A Public Health Nurse as a Health Officer 30. The Politics and Policy of Disaster Response and Public Health Emergency Preparedness 31. Chronic Care Policy: Medical Homes and Primary Care 32. Family Caregiving and Social Policy 33. Community Health Centers: Successful Advocacy for Expanding Health Care Access 34. Filling the Gaps: Retail Health Care Clinics and Nurse Managed Health Centers 35. Developing Families 36. Dual Eligibles: Issues and Innovations 37. Home Care and Hospice: Evolving Policy 38. Long Term Services and Supports Policy Issues 39. The United States Military and Veterans Administration Health Systems: Contemporary Overview and Policy Challenges UNIT 3: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE GOVERNMENT 40. Contemporary Issues in Government 41. How Government Works: What You Need to Know to Influence the Process 42. Is There a Nurse in the House? The Nurses in the United States Congress 43. An Overview of Legislation and Regulation 44. Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategies 45. TAKING ACTION: An Insider's View of Lobbying 46. The American Voter and Electoral Process 47. Political Activity: Different Rules for Government-Employed Nurses 48. TAKING ACTION: Anatomy of a Political Campaign 49. TAKING ACTION: Truth or Dare: One Nurse's Political Campaign 50. Political Appointments 51. TAKING ACTION: Influencing Policy through an Appointment to the San Francisco Health Commission 52. Taking Action: A Nurse in the Board Room 53. Nursing and the Courts 54. Nursing Licensure and Regulation 55. TAKING ACTION: Nurse, Educator, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware Senate UNIT 4: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE AND WORKFORCE 56. Policy and Politics in Health Care Organizations 57. TAKING ACTION: Nurse Leaders in the Board Room 58. Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Policy Issues 59. Politics and Evidence-Based Practice and Policy 60. The Nursing Workforce 61. Rural Healthcare: Workforce Challenges and Opportunities 62. Nurse Staffing Ratios: Policy Options 63. The Contemporary Work Environment of Nursing 64. Collective Strategies for Change in the Workplace 65. TAKING ACTION: Advocating for Nurses Injured in the Workplace 66. The Politics of Advanced Practice Nursing 67. TAKING ACTION: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Anesthetists: A Continuing Challenge 68. TAKING ACTION: Overcoming Barriers to Full APRN Practice, the Idaho Story 69. TAKING ACTION: A Nurse Practitioner's Advocacy Efforts in Nevada 70. Nursing Education Policy: The Unending Debate Over Entry into Practice and the New Debate over Doctoral Degrees 71. The Intersection of Technology and Health Care: Policy and Practice Implications UNIT 5: POLICY AND POLITICS IN ASSOCIATIONS AND INTEREST GROUPS 72. Interest Groups in Health Care Policy and Politics 73. Current Issues in Nursing Associations 74. Professional Nursing Associations: Operationalizing Nursing Values 75. Coalitions: A Powerful Political Strategy 76. TAKING ACTION: The Nursing Community Builds a Unified Voice 77. TAKING ACTION: The Nursing Kitchen Cabinet: Policy and Politics in Action Case Example 78. TAKING ACTION: Improving LGBTQ Health: Nursing Policy Can Make a Difference 79. TAKING ACTION: Campaign for Action 80. TAKING ACTION: The Nightingales Take on Big Tobacco UNIT 6: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE COMMUNITY 81. Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Contemporary Issues In Communities 82. An Introduction to Community Activism 83. TAKING ACTION: The Canary Coalition for Clean Air in North Carolina's Smokey Mountains and Beyond 84. How Community-Based Organizations are Addressing Nursing's Role in Transforming Health Care 85. TAKING ACTION: From Sewage Problems to the Statehouse: Serving Communities 86. Family and Sexual Violence: Nursing and US Policy 87. Human Trafficking: The Need for Nursing Advocacy 88. TAKING ACTION: A Champion of Change: For Want of a Hug 89. Lactivism: Breastfeeding Advocacy in the United States 90. TAKING ACTION: Reefer Madness: The Clash of Science, Politics, and Medical Marijuana 91. International Health and Nursing Policy and Politics Today: A Snapshot 92. Infectious Disease: A Global Perspective