Health Policy Proposal Analysis (Policy Brief)

Assignment 2: Health Policy Proposal Analysis (Policy Brief)Nurses engaged in the policy arena often are asked to provide information on a health care topic of interest to policy makers. This is frequently accomplished through developing a policy brief. A policy brief advocates for a particular recommendation (prior to the enactment of a policy). Learning how to write a policy brief in a clear, succinct, scholarly, and professional manner is an essential skill for advanced practice nurses.For this Assignment, you will assess one of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine?s ?The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health: Report Recommendations. You will then develop a policy brief to advocate for this recommendation (the written policy brief is due in Week 7).To prepare:Review ÿÿÿÿÿthe Lavis et al. article on preparing and writing policy briefs provided ÿÿÿÿÿin the Learning Resources(See ÿÿÿÿÿattached file).Select ÿÿÿÿÿone of the recommendations within the IOM The Future of Nursing: ÿÿÿÿÿLeading Change, Advancing Health: Report Recommendations to focus ÿÿÿÿÿon for this assignment.(For this assignment, I have selected ÿÿÿÿÿRECOMMENDATION 1, please see attached file)Research ÿÿÿÿÿthe history of the problem behind the recommendation and what has been ÿÿÿÿÿdone to try to solve the problem.What ÿÿÿÿÿdoes the recommendation say should be done? Are there any groups, nursing ÿÿÿÿÿand others, currently supporting work to implement the recommendation ÿÿÿÿÿ(e.g., Kaiser Family Foundation, professional organizations)? Does the ÿÿÿÿÿrecommendation suggest specific groups that should be involved in the ÿÿÿÿÿimplementation? Think critically about how the recommendation should be ÿÿÿÿÿimplemented ? did the IOM get it right? What other strategies are possible ÿÿÿÿÿto consider?By Sunday 04/15/2018 12pm,To complete:Develop ÿÿÿÿÿa scholarly and professionally written 2- to 3-page single-spaced policy ÿÿÿÿÿbrief on the recommendation you selected from the IOM reportfollowing the format presented in ÿÿÿÿÿthe Lavis et al. article (follow the exact format, including how the layout ÿÿÿÿÿof the paragraphs, and the way the references [at least 10 scholarly ÿÿÿÿÿreferences] are displayed at the end, numbered in-text and number plus ÿÿÿÿÿcitation at the end, copy the same exact format as the article please).(See attached file for the article). Include the following:Short ÿÿÿÿÿÿintroduction with statement of the problem.The ÿÿÿÿÿÿselected recommendation (from the IOM Report)BackgroundCurrent ÿÿÿÿÿÿcharacteristicsThe ÿÿÿÿÿÿimpact of the recommendation from the perspective of consumers, nurses, other ÿÿÿÿÿÿhealth professionals, and additional stakeholdersCurrent ÿÿÿÿÿÿsolutionsCurrent ÿÿÿÿÿÿstatus in the health policy arenaFinal ÿÿÿÿÿÿconclusionsResources ÿÿÿÿÿÿused to create the policy briefRequired ReadingsHyder, A., Syed, S., Puvanachandra, P., Bloom, G., Sundaram, S., Mahmood, S., … Peters, D. (2010). Stakeholder analysis for health research: case studies from low- and middle-income countries. Public Health, 124(3), 159?166.This study demonstrates how the engagement of stakeholders in research and policy making can assist in the successful implementation of policy proposals. The authors propose that by engaging stakeholders, researchers and policy makers are provided with multiple perspectives on proposed policies, which can lead to greater success with policy adoption and implementation.Lavis, J. N., Permanand, G., Oxman, A. D., Lewin, S., & Fretheim, A. (2009). SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 13: Preparing and using policy briefs to support evidence-informed policymaking. Health Research Policy & Systems, 71?79. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-7-S1-S13The purpose of a policy brief is to communicate an issue clearly and definitively to policy makers. The authors of this article propose an outline for policy briefs and also stress the importance of using research when creating a policy brief.Lowery, B. (2009). Obesity, bariatric nursing, and the policy process: The connecting points for patient advocacy. Bariatric Nursing & Surgical Patient Care, 4(2), 133?138.This article provides an example of nurse involvement in policy making by examining a bariatric nursing issue. The author stresses that nurses, in their patient-advocacy role, have a responsibility to be involved in the health care policy process.Moore, K. (2006). How can basic research on children and families be useful for the policy process? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 52(2), 365?375.Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health: Report recommendations. Retrieved from in Week 2, this IOM report highlights four key recommendations in its proposal for the future directions of the nursing profession. These recommendations focus on nursing practice, education and training, partnerships with other healthcare professionals, and workforce planning and policymaking.National Center for Policy Analysis (2010). Ideas changing the world: Free-market health care policy. Retrieved from NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes private sector solutions to public policy issues(See attached file and choose recommendation 1).Slack, B. (2011). The policy Process. Retrieved from author presents a policy-making framework and provides details on the four steps of that process: problem definition, policy objectives and options, policy implementation, and policy evaluation and maintenance.Required MediaLaureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Healthcare policy and advocacy: Agenda setting and the policy process. Baltimore: Author.Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 17 minutes.Dr. Kathleen White and Dr. Joan Stanley share their insights into agenda setting and how issues are moved forward into the policy process.Optional ResourcesBarnes, M., Hanson, C., Novilla, L., Meacham, A., McIntyre, E., & Erickson, B. (2008). Analysis of media agenda setting during and after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for emergency preparedness, disaster response, and disaster policy.American Journal of Public Health, 98(4), 604?610.Jennings, C. (2002). The power of the policy brief. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 3(3), 261?263. doi: 10.1177/152715440200300310Neumann, P. J., Palmer, J. A., Daniels, N., Quigley, K., Gold, M. R., & Chao, S. (2008). A strategic plan for integrating cost-effectiveness analysis into the US health care system. American Journal of Managed Care, 14(4), 185-188.Plan, Policy, Procedure Relationship Diagram. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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