Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends
7007.1.1 : Organization and Financing Healthcare
The graduate analyzes the organization of healthcare delivery and financing systems in the
United States and other nations.
7007.1.2 : Policy Process
The graduate analyzes the historical, economic, and political factors that affect healthcare policy
development and the impact of those policies on healthcare cost, quality, and access.
7007.1.3 : Effects of Legal and Regulatory Policies
The graduate analyzes the effect of major legal and regulatory policies on nursing practice,
healthcare delivery, and health outcomes for individual, families, and communities.
7007.1.4 : Ethical Theories Applied to Nurses’ Policy Positions
The graduate analyzes the values that drive policies.
7007.1.5 : Advocate for Policies That Improve the Health of the Public and the Profession of
The graduate analyzes strategies that healthcare advocates use to affect policies with the goal of
improving the public health and the profession of nursing.
For this assessment, you will be required to develop and thoroughly analyze a public policy in
order to advocate for one that improves the health of the public and/or the nursing profession globally (local, state, national, or international). To do this, you will reflect on several aspects of
being a policy maker within the nursing position. A few things to consider are:
• Why did you select the health or nursing profession policy issue?
• How does this issue affect nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and health outcomes for
individual, families, and/or communities?
• What are the values and the ethical positions that underpin your perspectives?
• What are the criteria you will use to evaluate the success (outcomes) of your proposed policy
By using both a top-down and a bottom-up approach, you will analyze and bring the nursing
perspective to policy makers and stakeholders. Identifying the values and ethical perspectives
that underpin your position, you will develop criteria to evaluate the success of your work. This
will lead to a created a policy brief that can be sent to decision makers and created a plan to
work with an organization/community to promote policy change at the local level.
To guide you to your conclusion, using nursing research to support your position is vital. This
should include principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the
submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted
or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
Professional Communications is a required aspect to pass this task. Completion of a spell check
and grammar check prior to submitting your final work is strongly recommended.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed
criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by
more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions
of the course.
Note: Your submission may take the form of an essay, multimedia presentation, etc. Be sure to
cover each prompt in sufficient detail and support no matter what form you use.
A. Prepare your reflection essay (suggested length of no more than of 3 pages) of the values and
ethics of a public policy issue by doing the following:
1. Analyze a health or nursing profession public policy issue that impacts a group of people and
requires a policy change.
a. Discuss why you selected this public policy issue.
Note: If you select a local policy, be sure your discussion reflects how the policy will affect more
than a single unit, department, or organization.
b. Discuss the relevance of the public policy issue to the health or the nursing profession, using
two pieces of academically appropriate literature from the last five years.
c. Describe the financial impact of the public policy on an organization or on a community.
2. Analyze how your values impact your position on the public policy issue.
a. Discuss the ethical principle (e.g., autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice) or theory
that underpins your perspective.
B. Develop a policy brief (suggested length of no more than 6 pages) for the public policy issue
discussed in part A in which you do the following:
1. Identify the decision maker (name and title) who will receive the policy brief.
a. Explain why the public policy issue requires the decision maker’s attention, using relevant
nursing research from the last five years to support your position.
2. Discuss the main challenges of addressing the selected public policy issue.
3. Discuss the primary options and/or interventions for the decision maker, including why they
4. Propose a persuasive course of action for the decision maker, including ways to avoid the
challenges identified in part B2.
5. Discuss how you will evaluate the success of your policy brief (top-down approach).
C. Create a plan (suggested length of no more than 3 pages) for working with an organization or
a community to address the public policy issue analyzed in part A by doing the following:
1. Identify an organization or community that has expressed interest in your selected health or nursing profession public policy issue.
a. Summarize evidence supporting why the organization or community has expressed interest in
the selected public policy issue.
2. Identify three CBPR principles you could use to work with the organization or community to
address a policy change for the public policy issue.
a. Explain how you could approach and collaborate with the organization or community.
b. Discuss how the goal of the community or organization aligns with your goal for the selected
public policy issue.
c. Discuss the action steps that need to be taken to achieve your goal from part C2b.
d. Discuss the possible roles/responsibilities of the community or organization members,
including problem-solving and capacity-building roles.
e. Discuss key elements of developing a collaborative evaluation plan, using CBPR principles.
f. Discuss how you will evaluate the success of your community or organization plan (bottom-up
D. Analyze (suggested length of 1 page) the strengths and challenges of the top-down and
bottom-up approaches in achieving policy change(s) to support your selected public policy issue
by doing the following:
1. Discuss the strengths of each approach to implement change for the selected public policy
2. Discuss the challenges of each approach to implement change for the selected public policy
3. Discuss which approach you would recommend as the most effective to address the selected
public policy issue.
E. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission
MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct
quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not
been quoted or pa