This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Learning Outcome(s).
CLO4 Examine issues which impact organizations and operations of health care systems (EPSLO4).
Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity to explore a current health legislative issue that relates to a health disparity at the state or national level.
Instructions: The student is expected to perform a thorough search of the literature, the media, and discussions with stakeholders such as legislators, consumers, and other health care professionals about a current health legislative issue. Identify the current health care issue and answer the following questions:
What is the current legislative or regulatory issue, and why is it being debated?
Who is most affected by the legislation?
What are the current socioeconomic, political, cultural, and ethical issues surrounding this topic?
Who are the stakeholders?
What are the positions of professional health care organizations (ANA, AHA, AMA), consumers, and the major political parties on the issue?
What are the implications of the policy issue for nursing?
Students are to answer all questions listed.