Health Policy and Ethics

    November 5, 2022

Health Policy and Ethics
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Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.
 
Activity Learning Outcomes
 
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
 
Synthesize knowledge of population to the role of political advocacy as an Advanced Practice Nurse. (CO 5, 7)
 
Appraise ethical and legal principles to the provision of care by the Advanced Practice Nurse (CO 5, 7)
 
Assignment Requirements 
 
Go to your state government web page. Find one health policy enacted within the last two (2) years at the state level.?Write down the bill number and the sponsors of the bill and include this information in your initial post.
 
Write a minimum of a one-page critical analysis summary of the policy. (250 words double spaced, APA). Your summary should integrate the concepts of?advocacy, population health, and the ANA ethical statements?(‚ÄúThe Code‚ÄĚ), and course readings, to include a minimum of one course scholarly article (provided within the course). Be sure to speak to the role of advocacy and population health.
 
 Respond to a minimum of two (2) peers/faculty posts with one (1) paragraph of 4-5 sentences integrating one scholarly source utilized in an in-text citation/APA.
 
Kaiser: Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity. (Links to an external site.)
 
Posting Directions
 
Posts should be made on a minimum of 3 separate days/dates.
 
All faculty replies to students must be responded to directly in the discussion board.
 
Minimum posting is:
 
Initial discussion board post to the weekly prompt, two peer posts (if there are no faculty postings), or one peer post and a faculty post.

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