NR524: Health Policy, Advocacy and Economics in Healthcare

Week 4 Discussion Topic: Stakeholders and PolicyQuestion:Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in health policy based on their positions, circumstances, beliefs, and values.To prepare for this assignment, reflect on which health policy issue is of greatest interest to you and what you may want to focus your work on for this semester. Some broad examples (not all-inclusive) includeTransitional careWellness/health promotionWomen’s healthHealth/disease screeningComfort care/end of lifeLong-term careDisaster preparednessNutrition/obesityPhysical fitnessAging in placeReproductive healthAdvanced practice professional issues (e.g., safe staffing, scope of practice/reimbursement)Disease preventionPalliative careNursing and other healthcare professional’s workforce issuesDisease managementNurse-managed or school-based health centersHealth literacyImmunizationsWorkplace safetyMental health/substance abusePatient centered medical homeCare coordinationTeam-based careNeonatal issues (NICU)Pediatric and adolescent issues (access to care, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, school, etc.)Title VIII funding—Nursing workforce developmentIssues specific to the PPACA: health insurance marketplace/exchanges, value-based care, accountable care organizations, workforce issues, etc.Meaningful useHealth information technologies (EHR, etc.)Health disparitiesDeath with dignityHealthcare qualityHealthcare safetyTeleHealthAcute and chronic pain prevention and management; opioidsIs health care a right?For this discussion, select a topic from the above health policy issues (or another one of your interest) and provide an example of an interest group with a stake in the issue you selected. In your initial post, briefly state (220 words) their mission or primary goals related to a health policy matter.Then select another health policy issue from the list above (or another one of your interest); identify an individual stakeholder in the interest, and briefly describe what you would expect from their position.Your post should include two APA-referenced, peer-reviewed source.Week 4: Required ReadingsDough, B., Sheldon, J., Sheldon, J., & Frishberg, D. (1976, March 27). I am just a Bill. Schoolhouse Rock,

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