Nurses have the unique opportunity to contribute to setting health policy agendas at the local, institutional, and national levels. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition by Demetrius J. Porche provides nursing students with a foundation in U.S. governance structures and processes that influence policymaking, and the civic competence necessary to make an impact.
The text employs a streamlined format without excessive explanatory text. Topics include the structure of the U.S. government, political theory and practice, policy formulation and evaluation, public health laws, and ethical perspectives. Ideal for both students and professionals, it fills the vital need for a textbook about policymaking and political strategies for those pursuing a career in the field of nursing or other health professions.
The Second Edition features new chapters on:
- Healthcare systems
- Global, international, and planetary health policy
- Evidence-informed policymaking
- Board governance and policy leadership
- Institutional and organizational/association policy
- A new appendix on executive department functions
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