Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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    Book: Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

    6th edition

    by Diana J. Mason RN PhD FAAN, Judith K. Leavitt RN MEd FAAN and Mary W. Chaffee RN PhD FAAN (Feb 22, 2011)


    Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community.
    • Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.
    • Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.
    • Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.
    Dr Diana Mason was Editor in Chief for 10yrs @ American Journal of Nursing (AJN) and developed many special AJN issues on significant healthcare issues: Nursing Care of Older Adults, Palliative Nursing and Safe Medication Adminstration. Currently, she holds the positon as Rudin Professor of Nursing at the Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing of the City University of New York directing the schools Center for Health, Media, and Policy. I had an opportunity to lunch with her at the 2002 ANA convention and discuss healthcare lobbying, so will be adding this book to my collection.

    Journal: Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice

    Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy. PPNP serves as a major source of data-based study, policy analysis and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses in a broad variety of roles and settings, and for others who are interested in nursing-related policy issues.
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