What are the current politics of the issue? o At what level in the policy making process is the issue?
Policy Analysis Paper
To prepare: Select a health care policy and a policy analysis framework to utilize for this Assignment. You may use the policy and framework you identified in this week’s Discussion or change your selection. To complete: Write an 8- to 10-page analysis paper (including references) in which you succinctly address the following: • Part 1: Define the policy issue. o How is the issue affecting the policy arena? o What are the current politics of the issue? o At what level in the policy making process is the issue? • Part 2: Apply a policy analysis framework to explore the issue using the following contexts: o Social o Ethical o Legal o Historical o Financial/economic o Theoretical underpinnings of the policy • Include in this section: o Who are the stakeholders of interest? o Is there a nursing policy/position statement on this health care issue? If so, who developed it? • Part 3: Policy options/solutions o What are the policy options/solutions for addressing the issue? Include at least three levels of options/solutions: no change; partial change; radical change or maximum change. o What are the theoretical underpinnings of the policy options/solutions? o What are the health advocacy aspects and leadership requirements of each option? o How does each option/solution provide an opportunity or need for inter-professional collaboration? o What are the pros and cons of each suggested change? Include the cost benefits, effectiveness, and efficiency of each option along with the utility and feasibility of each option. • Part 4: Building Consensus o Outline a plan for building consensus around your recommended option/solution for solving the policy issue. • Part 5: References o Limit your references so this section is no more than 2 pages. Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from appropriate Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to ensure that your in- text citations and reference list are correct.