Health policy

Description

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

Criteria~

Health Topic Describe a single health promotion/disease prevention problem from the Healthy People 2020 Objectives Introduction to population or problem Describe incidence, prevalence, epidemiology, cost burden etc.,

Description of specific population, program or organization Discuss how the policy is intended for a specific population, program or organization Specific legislators involved Identify and discuss specific legislators involved in the policy development

Policy, practice and outcomes Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes Policy, practice and the inter-professional team Examine how the policy can be used by the inter-professional team to ensure coordinated

Comprehensive Review of Literature Perform and demonstrate a comprehensive review of the current evidence. Use of primary sources and evidence that is not older than 5 years Writing, grammar and APA application Scholarly grammar, use of APA 6th edition

Sample Solution

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