|ATC||NUR||3012D||2||Public Policy in Health Care|
This distance education (synchronous) course offers political and analytical insights into understanding U.S. Health policy-making and into developing strategies that influence health policy outcomes. The course presents an analysis of the functions of the public and private sector in creating and implementing health policy across diverse patient populations. The role of political and social philosophy in defining nursing and health services is examined. The course includes consideration of areas in which policy made by multiple branches of government and various types of public and private organizations significantly affects nursing as a profession and its ability to deliver care; regulation of professional practice; and the impact of public policy on patient health outcomes.