Please find a current health policy brief or article which applies to nursing and/or healthcare. After finding and reading one of these articles, please write a 1-2 paragraph summary of your editorial or article. Then include a 1-2 paragraph analysis and discussion related to the topic/article you chose. Please include the link to the article/editorial/analysis you used. Your news article must not be the same article already posted by a peer, although content in articles may overlap. Your grade will be based on the quality of your editorial or article (detailed versus superficial), your summary and analysis, and your fact based responses to classmate’s articles. Be sure to summarize and describe the different perspectives and implications of topics. What are the implications of this issue to nurses? What are the implications of the issue to the community? How can nurses position themselves to lead change to improve health, healthcare, and drive policy? Opinions should be fact based. Substantive posts to peers means that you supplement the original posting with additional facts on the topic, using other current events articles or professional sources.
This is a scholarly post and should demonstrate critical reflection of the problem to promote vigorous discussion of the topic among your peers. Your response to a peer should be more than “I agree or disagree”.
Additionally, your initial post must be posted by midnight Saturday to allow time for responses by group members. Failure to do initial post by Saturday at midnight will result in a 2 point deduction from your score for that discussion. You must also respond to at least 2 other postings in your group by Monday by midnight to receive the full points for the assignment.
Suggested Websites: your book has a comprehensive list of websites under Roman Numeral XXi-Xxiii.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/
American Nurses Association: http://www.rnaction.org
Health Policy Briefs: http://www.healthaffairs.org
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation: http://www.rwjf.org/
Kaiser Foundation: http://www.kff.org