Assignment: Disseminating new policies
Assignment: Disseminating new policies
Write a letter to the editor of an academic or professional journal. The length and format of the letter is dictated by your choice of journal.
Note: Each assessment in this course builds on the work you completed in the previous assessment. Therefore, you must complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
Advocating for new policies is an important aspect of the master’s-prepared nurse. For new policies to be compelling they need to be supported by evidence. Supporting data can be used to illustrate why new policies and interventions are needed to help address a specific health issue. Compelling data can help sway the stakeholders and gain support for your policy.
SHOW LESSAnother aspect of advocacy is disseminating new policies and interventions outside of the immediate care environment. This can be done by reaching out to professional organizations as well as academic and professional journals. A letter to the editor is one strategy for disseminating information to a wider audience, and to potentially enlist support throughout the wider professional community.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Design evidence-based advanced nursing care for achieving high-quality population outcomes.
Evaluate the current state of the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.
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Justify why a developed policy will be vital in improving the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.
Competency 2: Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of interprofessional interventions in achieving desired population health outcomes.
Analyze the ways in which interprofessional aspects of a developed policy will support efficient and effective achievement of desired outcomes for the target population. Assignment: Disseminating new policies
Competency 3: Analyze population health outcomes in terms of their implications for health policy advocacy.
Analyze how the current state of the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population necessitates health policy development and advocacy.
Advocate for policy development in other care settings with regard to a specific issue in a target population.
Competency 4: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
Communicate in a professional and persuasive manner, writing content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
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Toggle DrawerContextNurses have the opportunity to use their skills and develop programs to keep individuals and communities healthy. Health is complex however, and the nurse needs to possess strong advocacy skills to successfully support a cause or interest. The American Nurses Association’s code of ethics (2015) describes the responsibility of a nurse to include working through and with appropriate stakeholders to advocate for the health of people in and out of the work environment. To be an effective advocate, there are several important abilities a nurse must possess, including problem solving, communication, and influencing others. One way a nurse can advocate to a broader population is through effective letter writing, both to legislators and through the media, such as with editorials and research articles.
American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/EthicsStandards/CodeofEthicsforNurses/CodeofEthicsForNurses.html
Toggle DrawerQuestions to ConsiderAs you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.
SHOW LESSAssessment 3 will build upon the work you have done for your previous two assessments. For this assessment, you will be writing a letter to the editor of an academic or professional journal as a means to advocate for adoption or development of policies that will improve the quality of care and outcomes around your chosen health care issue and vulnerable population.
Looking at your health care issue from a prevention standpoint, what are the relevant levels of prevention?
What would be the benefits and challenges of applying a specific level of prevention to your chosen issue and population?
How might one or more approaches to prevention improve the care and outcomes?
How could your policy be leveraged, or revised, to support the relevant levels of prevention?
What are relevant strategies that you could use to help advocate for the policy you are proposing?
How could these strategies help you advocate for your policy proposal?
How does evidence from the literature support the benefits of your proposed policy?
How does citing evidence help lend credibility to your advocacy?
What academic or professional journal would be the best forum to advocate for your policy?
Why is your chosen journal an appropriate forum?
Which advocacy strategies would be most effective in this forum?
How will you craft your message to best appeal to the likely audience of your chosen journal?
Toggle DrawerResourcesMSN Program Journey
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The resources provided here are optional. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The MSN-FP6026 – Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice II Library Guide can help direct your research, and the Supplemental Resources and Research Resources, both linked from the left navigation menu in your courseroom, provide additional resources to help support you.
Allen, D. D., Lauffenburger, J., Law, A. V., Vanderveen, R. P., & Lang, W. G. (2012). Report of the 2011–2012 standing committee on advocacy: The relevance of excellent research: Strategies for impacting public policy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76(6), 13–25.
Jansson, B. S., Nyamathi, A., Heidemann, G., Bird, M., Rogers Ward, C., Brown-Saltzman, K., . . . Kaplan, C. (2016). Predicting levels of policy advocacy engagement among acute-care health professionals. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 17(1), 43–55.
Kung, Y. M., & Rudner Lugo, N. (2015). Political advocacy and practice barriers: A survey of Florida APRNs. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(3), 145–151.
Standing up for somebody: What is advocacy and why do we do it? (2014). The Queensland Nurse, 33(3), 28–29.