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Policy formation

Policy Formation

i) Choose a topic on which to write the policy. This topic may address a needed change in technology, staffing, billing, diagnosis, etc.

ii) construct a policy using the 7 steps of policy formation. Address the following:

(1) Define the problem.

(2) Assemble the evidence of the problem or need for a policy.

(3) Construct alternative solutions to the problem.

(4) Select the criteria for choosing the correct solution from the alternatives.

(5) Predict the outcomes of the policy changes.

(6) Confront the trade-offs of not having a policy or addressing the problem.

(7) Decide on a recommendation.

iii) explain your policy's intended use and evaluate the effect that your policy may have on patient care in America.

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The policy I have chosen is staffing volunteers. At my current organization volunteers are used for a wide variety of services. They are an integral part of the organization. I have set a foundation for you to expand the policy with your ideas and feelings.

1. The problem is volunteers do not have a set list of job responsibilities. Volunteers are treated like employees but do not have guidelines to follow. Having guidelines will help resolve some of the issues with what volunteers should be doing while on duty. They are normally told what to do by the manager but nothing is on paper.
2. The need for the policy came into action when a volunteer was found to be doing something that was not asked of them. The volunteer was ...

Solution Summary

The solution is comprised of information on how to formulate a policy to staff volunteers at an organization. The policy formation can be used in many different situations.