Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 6th Edition

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 6th Edition


Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.
  • Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards!
  • 18 new chapters ensure that you have knowledge of the most up-to-date information on policy and politics.
  • The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Introduction to Policy & Politics in Nursing & Health Care

1. A Framework for Action in Policy and Politics

2. A Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics and Nursing

3. Learning the Ropes of Policy, Politics, and Advocacy

4. How I Learned the Ropes of Policy and Politics

5. Taking Action: Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care  NEW!

6. A Primer on Political Philosophy

7. The Policy Process

8. Political Analysis And Strategies

9. Health Policy, Politics, and Professional Ethics

10. Using the Power of Media to Influence Health Policy and Politics

11. Communications Skills for Political Success

12. Conflict Management in Health Care: The Tipping Point Arrives

Health Care Delivery and Financing

13. The U.S. Health Care System

14. Financing Health Care in the U.S.

15. Could a National Health System Work in the United States?

16. A Primer on Health Economics

17. Reforming Medicare

18. Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program

19. The U.S. Military Health System: Policy Challenges in Wartime and Peacetime

20. The Veteran's Administration Health System: An Overview of Major Policy Issues

21. The United States' Health Insurance Crisis  NEW!

22. Policy Approaches to Address Health Disparities  NEW!

23. The Rural Health Care Tundra  NEW!

24. Long Term Care Policy Issues

25. Home Health Care: Evolving Policy  NEW!

26. Achieving Mental Health Parity

27. Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform and a Healthier Nation

28. Nursing's Influence on Drug Development and Safety

29. Chronic Care Policy: Medical Homes and Primary Care  NEW!

30. Family Care-giving and Social Policy

31. Retail Health Care Clinics: Filling a Gap in the Health Care System  NEW!

32. Nurse-Managed Health Centers

33. Community Health Centers: Successful Advocacy for Expanding Health Care Access

34. Taking Action: Setting Health Care in its Social Context, an Interview with Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, CNM, FAAN

35. Taking Action: Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Anesthetists: A Continuing Challenge

36. The Role of Foundations in Improving Health Care

37. Social Security: Key to Economic Security

38. The United Kingdom's Health System: Myths and Realities

Policy and Politics in Research and Nursing Science

39. Science, Policy, and Politics  NEW!

40. Research as a Political and Policy Tool

41. Health Services Research: Translating Research to Policy

42. Policy and Evidence-Based Practice and Policy in Nursing NEW!

43. The Society for Women's Health Research: Using Evidence-Based Policy to Improve Health

44. Using Research to Advance Healthy Social Policies for Children

45. Taking Action: Reefer Madness: The Clash of Science, Politics, and Medical Marijuana

46. Taking Action: The Journey Into The Hallowed Halls Of Politics: How Nurse Practitioners Changed Pennsylvania Policy

Policy and Politics in the Workplace and Workforce

47. Policy and Politics in the Contemporary Work Environment

48. Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Policy Issues  NEW!

49. The Nursing Workforce

50. Nursing Education Policy: The Unending Debate Over Entry into Practice and the New Debate over Doctoral Degrees  NEW!

51. The Politics of Advanced Practice Nursing

52. Global Nurse Migration  NEW!

53. Nurse Staffing Ratios: Policy O

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, Judith K. Leavitt, RN, MEd, FAAN, Health Policy Consultant, Barnardsville, North Carolina and Mary W. Chaffee, RN, PhD, FAAN, Captain, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired), Brewster, Massachusetts


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