Week 14 Discussion: APRN Political Action State Initiatives
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- Week 14: Professional Development and Advancement
- Week 14 Discussion: APRN Political Action State Initiatives
To do: Make forum posts: 2
Value: 100 points
Due: In an effort to facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to two of your classmates by Day 7.
Grading Category: Discussions
Using the NP Association links in the Nurse Practitioner Interactive Map, identify your state NP association and the current political action initiatives they are currently working on. State professional organizations will have an advocacy team working on the state initiatives determined by the organization, so look for an advocacy tab, political action coalition (PAC) tab, or policy issues tab on the home website.
- How do these issues restrict your practice and how will your practice change if these issues are resolved?
- Identify your role in addressing these political movements.
If your state NP association does not have any political action initiatives, look at either a national professional organization’s political initiatives, such as AANP, or a state health initiative, such as immunization rate, obesity rate, texting laws or the like and complete the same instructions.
Reply to two of your classmates, either classmates from different states or classmates who identify a different political issue from what you identified.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded. The grading for the number of reply posts is based on individual Discussion Board instructions. If the rubric indicates a different number for reply posts, you will not be graded down, as long as you have followed the reply post instructions.
For this assignment to be considered complete, you must post your initial response and address all prompts related to the APRN Political Action State Initiatives by Day 3. In addition, you must reply to two classmates from different states or classmates who focused on an issue different than your own by Day 7.
This is my peer’s post
Re: Week 14 Discussion: APRN Political Action State Initiatives
by Meghan Raby – Monday, 27 November 2023, 8:54 AM
The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners has a political action committee that was developed in 2005 to influence legislature that can impact the scope of practice for nurse practitioners in the state of Massachusetts, as well as impact access, cost and quality of healthcare. The political action committee can also impact the educational requirements of nurse practitioners in the state (MCNP, n.d.).The most recent legislature the political action committee is working on is an act relative to the determination of capacity and invoking the health care proxy. The presence of cognitive impairment should prompt a formal assessment of capacity (Karlawish, 2023). When the full practice authority was passed in 2021 it gave nurse practitioners eligibility for independent prescriptive practice, and they are now recognized under law as primary care providers (H.1539, n.d.). This implies they should also have the ability to determine the capacity of their patients related to making medical decisions. It should be the person who is providing treatment that checks that the patient does not lack the capacity to give consent (Wade, 2019). This will impact my future practice as a PMHNP if a crisis situation arises requiring the assessment of my patientâ€™s capacity to refuse psychiatric hospitalization. Patients may suffer if there is a delay in their care while waiting for a physician to determine capacity. Particularly if the physician does not know the patient as well as the nurse practitioner.References:H.1539. (n.d.). Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners | ENP Network. Retrieved November 27, 2023, from https://mcnp.enpnetwork.com/page/38282-h-1539Karlawish, J., DeKosky, S. T., Mendez, M. F. (2023). Assessment of decision-making capacity in adults. UpToDate. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/assessment-of-decision-making-capacity-in-adultsMCNP Legislative and Political Action Committees. (n.d.). Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners | ENP Network. Retrieved November 27, 2023, from https://mcnp.enpnetwork.com/page/37154-mcnp-legislative-and-political-action-committeesWade, D. T. (2019). Determining whether someone has mental capacity to make a decision: clinical guidance based on a review of the evidence. Clinical Rehabilitation, 33(10), 1561â€“1570.