Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health

NURS 6050 – Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Essays and Exams

In today’s rapidly changing healthcare delivery system, decisions made within the political arena impact the future of healthcare systems and the populations that healthcare professionals serve. In this course, students examine healthcare reform and its impact on healthcare delivery, population health, and nursing practice. They evaluate policies that influence the structure, financing, and quality of healthcare and examine healthcare delivery from a global perspective. Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Through discussions, case studies, and other activities, students examine the effects of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and population health outcomes. Students also examine ways to advocate for the promotion and preservation of population health and gain the necessary skills to influence policy and support changes effected by the passing of new healthcare reform legislation.

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NURS 6050 Policy & Advocacy for Improving Population Health: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. Please see the links on the left for library skills assignment support.

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NURS 6050 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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ANA’s Foundation of Nursing Reading:

Fowler, M. D., & American Nurses Association. (2008). Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation and application. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing’s social policy statement: The essence of the profession. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association. American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope & standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association. 

Backer, E. L., Geske, J. A., McIlvain, H. E., Dodendorf, D. M., & Minier, W. C. (2005). Improving female preventive health care delivery through practice change: An Every Woman Matters study. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 18(5), 401–408.

Bainbridge, D., Brazil, K., Krueger, P., Ploeg, J., & Taniguchi, A. (2010). A proposed ystems approach to the evaluation of integrated palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 9, 8-19. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-9-8 

Begley, A. (2010). On being a good nurse: Reflections on the past and preparing for the future. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(6), 525-532. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01878.x   

Berwick, D. (2005). My right knee. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142(2), 121–125.

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