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cover image - Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323241441
Page Count: 784
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $111.00

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition

by Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, Deborah B Gardner, RN, PhD, FAAN, FNAP, Freida Hopkins Outlaw, PhD, RN, FAAN and Eileen T. O'Grady, PhD, RN, ANP


cover image - Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care,7th Edition
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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, 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 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.

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, Rudin Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Health, Media, and Policy, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY, Deborah B Gardner, RN, PhD, FAAN, FNAP, Executive Director, Hawaii State Center for Nursing
    Honolulu, Hawaii, Freida Hopkins Outlaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Meharry Medical College
    Director of the Meharry Youth Health and Wellness Center
    Nashville, Tennessee and Eileen T. O'Grady, PhD, RN, ANP, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach; Founder, The School of Wellness, McLean, Virginia
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