Application: Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign (continued): Legal Considerations

Last week, you began developing a health advocacy campaign for improving the health of a population through a change in policy. This week, you will continue by considering how laws and regulations can shape the way you advocate for and attempt to implement your proposed policy.

Before you begin, review the complete Assignment.

Legal Considerations

To prepare:

  • Review Chapter 3 of Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide (3rd ed.) to determine methods of influencing the political process.
  • Reflect on whether the policy you would like to promote could best be achieved through the development of new legislation, or a change in an existing law or regulation.
  • Contemplate in what ways existing laws or regulations may impact how you proceed in advocating for your proposed policy.
  • Consider how you could influence legislators or other policymakers to enact the policy you would like to propose.
  • Think about the obstacles of the legislative process that may prevent your proposed policy from being implemented as intended.

    To complete:

    For this section of your paper (approximately 3–4 pages in length) address the following:

  • Explain whether your proposed policy could be enacted through a modification of existing law or regulation or the creation of new legislation/regulation.
  • Explain how existing laws or regulations could impact your advocacy efforts.
  • Provide an analysis of the methods you could use to influence legislators or other policymakers to support your policy. In particular, explain how you would use the “three legs” of lobbying in your advocacy efforts.
  • Summarize the obstacles you anticipate arising in the legislative process and how you could overcome these hurdles.

    Required Resources

    Readings

  • Milstead, J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
    • Chapter 4, “Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful” (pp. 73–109)

      This chapter explains the major concepts of the regulation of health professionals, with emphasis on advanced practice nurses (APN) and the process of licensure and credentialing.

  • ANA’s Foundation of Nursing Package – (Access this resource from the Walden Library databases through your NURS 6050 Course Readings List)
    • Guide to the Code of Ethics: Interpretation and Application

      This guide details the history, purpose and theory, application, and case studies of this must-have Code of Ethics.

    • Nursing Social Policy Statement

      The Nursing Social Policy Statement provides an understanding of the social framework and obligations of the nursing profession.

    • Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice

      This book contains several national standards of practice that can be used to inform the decision-making process, development, implementation, and evaluation of several functions and aspects of advanced practice nursing.

  • Gallagher, T. H. (2009). A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: Review of medical error. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), 669–677.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    The article showcases the different sides of medical error, from a 62-year-old patient who suffered and the components of the medical error’s impact and aftermath.

  • Reinhardt, U. E. (2010, Jan 30). Repercussions of simplicity. New York Times, p. A14.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article determines that the government should take low-income families into account when determining mandatory health insurance because many Americans choose to go without insurance despite preexisting conditions presumably no longer being an issue.

  • Board on Health Care Services. (2007). Preventing medication errors: Quality Chasm Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11623&page=43
    • Part 1, “Understanding the Causes and Costs of Medication Errors” (pp. 43–49)
  • This article discusses the multilayered nature of medication error as a system of failures due to individual behaviors and conditions.

    Media

  • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012f). Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare delivery. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

 

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