Policy, Politics and Global Trends Essay
C159/UUT2 – POLICY, POLITICS & GLOBAL HEALTH TRENDS
POLICY ANALYSIS TASK
Introduction: This assignment requires that I develop and thoroughly analyze a public policy in order to advocate for one that improves the health of the public and/or the nursing profession globally (local, state, national or international). To do this, I must reflect on several aspects of being a policy maker within the nursing profession. I was instructed to consider the following:
· Why did I select the health or nursing profession policy issue?
· How does this issue affect nursing practice, healthcare delivery and health outcomes for individual, families and/or …show more content…
Issue Selection: I selected this issue because I feel that this policy does not promote or support the values that health care is premised upon or the values that nursing represents and is of no benefit to the patient population. The policy primarily focuses on rewarding physicians financially in relation to reducing costs and specific quality outcomes based on particular measures. In this regard, it is my opinion that rewarding “good physicians” has the potential of diverting attention and possibly resources from “less successful”, but quite effective, physicians who serve less advantaged patients for whom quality improvement may be very critical. I also feel that incentives for reducing costs can result in physicians “black balling” or