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Various Questions on Health Care Policy

1-1. Describe the impact of a selected healthcare delivery system on a specific healthcare stakeholder (patient, family, nurse, or other) from a practice perspective derived from your healthcare experience.

1-2. Provide a specific example that illustrates the differences and similarities between healthcare delivery systems and healthcare organizations with emphasis on how both impact the quality and efficiency of healthcare in this country.

2-1. Differentiate macroeconomic versus microeconomic healthcare conditions that impact a healthcare stakeholder (patient, family, nurse, or other identified stakeholder) from a nursing perspective derived from your practice experience.

2-2. Differentiate socioeconomic versus sociopolitical factors that impact healthcare finance and have either a positive or negative impact on a selected healthcare stakeholder (patient, family, nurse, or other identified stakeholder). Phrase your response from a nursing perspective derived from your practice experience.

3-1. Examine a selected healthcare stakeholder concern, from a political and policy perspective, that impacts effective healthcare delivery in the U.S.

3-2. Distinguish the impact of SIGs and PACs on the legislative process as it relates to healthcare policy in the U.S.

4-1. Determine potential benefits and/or barriers from selected healthcare policy models and frameworks that serve to shape your nursing practice environment.

4-2. Determine driving forces and restraining factors of proposed national health insurance that serves to shape your nursing practice environment.

5-1. Differentiate the influence of legitimate power on macro, meso, and micro levels of healthcare that serve to shape your nursing practice environment.

5-2. Determine requisite steps of healthcare policy analysis that serve to shape your nursing practice environment.

6-1. Differentiate the influence of illegitimate use of power on macro, meso, and micro levels of healthcare that serve to shape the nursing practice environment.

6-2. Distinguish the pros and cons that often result from various regulatory agency policies on the nursing practice environment.

7-1. Distinguish effective strategies of coalition building that serve to shape healthcare policy within your nursing practice setting.

7-2. Determine strategies that promote effective healthcare advocacy policy within your nursing practice environment.

8-1. Differentiate effective strategies for improving healthcare and the nursing practice environment.

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1-1. Describe the impact of a selected healthcare delivery system on a specific healthcare stakeholder (patient, family, nurse, or other) from a practice perspective derived from your healthcare experience.

In one of the premiere hospitals in the nation, Johns Hopkins, a healthcare delivery system predicated upon the highest patient quality has resulted in improved inpatient and outpatient services by providing a renewed approach to long-term care. This approach is placated upon the notion that providing respite care options. This is important because many relatives provide long-term care to their loved ones and need temporary breaks from providing care, and this is a opportunity for the patient to do so. Under this delivery system, patients continue to receive the most quality health care while the caregiver is provided a break and an ability to strengthen their mind, body, and soul to better care for their loved ones as they have taken time to care for themselves.
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/about/healthcare/

1-2. Provide a specific example that illustrates the differences and similarities between healthcare delivery systems and healthcare organizations with emphasis on how both impact the quality and efficiency of healthcare in this country.

In America, the healthcare delivery system is primarily placated upon the private marketplace as opposed to a national healthcare system of delivery. Therefore, most Americans purchase health insurance through for - profit commercial insurance companies. In contrast, countries such as Canada have a national healthcare delivery system that is placated upon socialized healthcare for all, and the only requirement is for the person to be a citizen to receive the health insurance. The quality of the American healthcare delivery system is considered the best in the world but is also considered the most inefficient and costly system. Canada's system is considered of high quality with great efficiency.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633404/

2-1. Differentiate macroeconomic versus microeconomic healthcare conditions that impact a healthcare stakeholder (patient, family, nurse, or other identified stakeholder) from a nursing perspective derived from your practice experience.

Macroeconomics is a form of economics predicated upon how inflation within a country, unemployment, and the country's GDP is impacted by the marketplace. It focuses on the impact that healthcare delivery systems have on the national budget, which is a large percentage in America, but it can't provide insight into how stakeholders' are impacted by America's free-market healthcare systems. This can ...

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This solution discusses various aspects of health care policy.

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