Assignment 19115

his week’s readings and videos offered information related to health policy relation to diversity, economics and ethics. In this discussion board you will present information related to current health care reform and civil rights.
Topics to include:
What is a health care policy related to access, equity, quality, and cost?
If you do not feel there is a current health care policy related to access, equity, quality and cost, why not?
What does health care reform mean to the uninsured, and underinsured?
What is the implication of limited access to vulnerable populations?
What can nursing do to help increase awareness of civil rights in health care
Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.
Post a thoughtful response to at least two (2) other colleagues’ initial postings. Responses to colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable comment are: “This is interesting – in my practice, we treated or resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds, theory, management principle) and according to the literature…” and add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as “I agree” or “good comment.”
Points: 30
Due Dates:
Initial Post: Fri, Nov 26 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US.
Response Post: Sun, Nov 28 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US – (the response posts cannot be done on the same day as the initial post).
References:
Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.
Textbooks:Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, Elsevier Saunders, 2021, 8th editionRead Chapters 15, 17, 18, 22, 28, 32, 35
Textbooks:Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, Elsevier Saunders, 2021, 8th editionRead Chapters 15, 17, 22, 25, 32, 34, 36, 37, 44, 54
Do not panic! There are several chapters to read; however, they are brief. Mason, Gardner, Hopkins Outlaw and O’Grady provide succinct explanations and specific examples of health care policy in action. The beginning chapters discuss the philosophy of politics, the readings then continue with media influences, disparities, the importance of EBP, and more. I think this week will be informative and thought provoking. This week I do strongly suggest that you at least skim the supplemental readings
. This link will take you to a web page with a link to an audio version of Senator Hubert Humphrey’s 1948 speech on Civil Rights. A transcript of the speech is also provided.In 1948 Hubert Humphrey presented a speech related to civil rights. It is unfortunate that today the battle related to civil rights continues in the area of health disparities and ethics. While you’re listening to the speech consider areas that still exist today and how health care reform supports civil rights or takes away our civil rights.