policy and politics in nursing and health care: 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier
- October 17, 2022
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There are many great articles on the subject of nursing and health care policy and politics here on the blog. I’ll keep this short, just to point out that the following link is from the website of the American Academy of Nursing, but it is a great resource for anyone interested in the subject.
I came across this article while researching this book and decided to share it here as well. As someone in the nursing field, the articles and information in this article will not be new to me and I can see why it is so influential. I think the articles in the book are written in a way that makes them useful and relatable, and some of the statistics in this article show that they are. I highly recommend the book to anyone who is interested in nursing and health care policy and politics.
Nursing and health care can be incredibly contentious topics, especially when health care policy and politics have been in the news in recent years. The article I read is meant to make a compelling, but simple case for why policy and politics in healthcare are much different than they are in other areas of life. I think the author has done a great job of making this case.
I am one of those people who, in the past, would have been very very confused about what “policy” means. I think it’s just another word for “law,” which means that whatever the government does is a law. But it’s a bit of a misnomer, in that what the government does can be very different from what the government thinks.
So policy is a good general term for what government does. For instance, the government might choose to prohibit something that the government thinks is wrong. So, for example, the government might decide to not ban smoking. So, smoking is a good general term for what the government does.
In medicine, the government’s decision regarding a medical practice is known as a policy (like the policy on smoking) and the government’s decision regarding a medical practice is a policy decision. So, for instance, if the government wants to ban smoking, that will be a policy that the government will probably follow. Policy is also good when you think about it in terms of government interference. For example, if the government says something is bad, the government might also say something is good.
Policy is a bit more complicated than that though. There are two policies that are good or bad, at least in the sense that they are both good or bad. At the policy level, we can say they’re both good. Both policies can be good because they are both good. Both policies can be bad because they are both bad.
Let’s take health care and the government’s health-care policy. A government can be good or bad for you or for society as a whole. A government can be good for you because of its health care policy. The government can be bad for you because of its health care policy. Health care policy is also good for society as a whole because it encourages people to get health care. Health care policy can also be bad for society as a whole because of its government policy.
Health care policy is good for society as a whole because society as a whole is better off without health-care policy. On the other hand, government policy is bad for society as a whole because it puts society’s health and well being at risk. Government policy is also bad for society as a whole because it can put you at risk for serious consequences.