Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals: Advocacy and Action provides a nursing focus within an interdisciplinary approach, which intertwines to create an understanding of economics, politics, and policy in relation to health care. Contributors to this text offer future nurses and healthcare providers keen insight about clinical practice and its derivation from regulation, laws, and policies that have roots in public policy and politics. This innovative text also offers practical knowledge on how healthcare professionals can get involved and be proactive in the policy that directly affects their profession and patients.
Key pedagogical features include chapter objectives, summaries, examples, boxed articles, case studies, review questions, key terms, photographs, and a tool kit that includes a "skills" section of how-tos.
Table of Contents
Section I Introduction
Chapter 1 To Engage or Not Engage: The choice confronting nurses and other health professionals
Chapter 2 Health Status & Access to Care
Section II The Health Labor Force: Understanding the distribution of power and Influence
Chapter 3 Physicians
Chapter 4 Nurses
Chapter 5 Other Health Professionals
Section III Health Care Providers: Understanding how Power, Markets and Government Impact the Organization & Delivery of Care
Chapter 6 Hospitals
Chapter 7 Long Term Care
Chapter 8 Behavioral Health
Chapter 9 Public Health
Section IV Healthcare Finance: Understanding the Role of Markets in Government
Chapter 10 Health Care Costs: Follow the Money!
Chapter 11 The History of Health Insurance in the United States
Section V Drivers
Chapter 12 The Role of Technology in the Organization & Delivery of Health Care
Chapter 13 Health Care Quality
Chapter 14 Health Services Research
Chapter 15 Conclusions: A policy toolkit for Health Care Providers and Activist