Health Policy Paper:   (domestic Violence)

 

Health policy unfolds daily and drives clinical practice in the US. The student will investigate current policies or legislation underway for a specific health-related issue. The Student will develop a scholarly APA formatted paper supported by evidence. The policy paper rubric:

Introduction to population or problem (incidence, prevalence, epidemiology , cost burden etc)

Description of how the policy is intended for a specific population, program or organization

Specific legislators involved in the policy development and dissemination

Identify the role of the APRN in assisting with the policy or refuting the policy – this requires the evidence to support opinion, ideas and/or concepts.

Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes

Examine how the policy can be used by the interprofessional team to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for the specific population

Conclusion – summarize findings

APA format – use of primary peer-reviewed references as much as possible

As you begin to work on the possible policy change: the following ideas and steps should be considered:

  • Definition and description of the issue
  • Exploration of the background of the issue
  • Stakeholders
  • Issue statement or statement of clarity
  • Possible methods of addressing the issue
  • Goals and options for changes
  • Risks and benefits of the changes
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Recommendation or solution
Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Identify the type of legislation, such as state, federal, scope of practice, reimbursement, loan repayment, or others. 10
Review of the literature consists of a minimum of 3–4 peer-reviewed articles and 6–7 other outside sources. 15
Describe the current policy or health policy issue and specify how it would impact nursing or healthcare. 10
Describe the specific aspects of the proposed policy or policy change. 10
Identify the individuals who would benefit from the policy change and explain where support for the change would be found. 10
Describe the impact of the policy change on nursing practice and health care. 5
Provide an analysis of the policy from your point of view and how this will influence your practice. 10
Uses good writing skills, appropriate grammar, and application of APA formatting throughout paper, citations, and references. 5
Total: 75

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