8 pages long excluding title page H e a l t h M e d i c a l
Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J.K., Chaffee, M.W.
(2016). Policy and Politics: In Nursing and Health Care. (7th• Ed) St.
Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, Saunders. ISBN-13: 9780323299886
Policy Analysis Paper
Topic : Veterans health
Purpose: To investigate & integrate knowledge of advanced nursing practice, scholarly inquiry, & leadership by examining a policy at the level of clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health
Students are to submit a paper between 7-8 pages long
excluding title page and reference pages.
Paper must be completed in APA format and contain
current scholarly sources dated from 2015 until current .
Paper must be organized according to the guidelines below and should include all the identified sections as required.
Introduction 10 points:
Generally define & describe the policy issue to be addressed.Identify the purpose of analysis, the targeted level of policy (i.e.,clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health) &significance of topic. Identify questions the policy analysis is intended to address.
Background 10 points :Provide details of the issue or problem, including its nature/scope, relevant literature& history, & the context within which the issue exists. Describe existing policy addressing the issue, if any. Discuss strengths &shortcomings in existing policy. Identify & describe keystakeholders (individuals & groups) that are or will be affected by the policy & why.
Analysis 15 points: Identify alternative policies to achieve objectives. Establish/identify criteria that will be used for selection of “best” policy. Evaluate each alternative & its potential impact relative to the healthcare & patient outcomes.Assess the trade-offs between alternatives.
Recommendations 15 points :Based on the analysis, identify the “best” alternative to address the current issue & policy situation. Provide rationale for selection. Describe possible strategies to implement selected alternative. Identify barriers to implementation of selected alternative. Describe methods to evaluate policy implementation.
Discussion 20 points: Discuss analysis & recommendations relative to the original questions identified, & the level of policy it is intended to address (i.e., clinical practice, health care systems, or public). Identify limitations of analysis. Discuss implications for practice, education, research, & policy-making.
Conclusion 15 points: Summarize findings & recommendations of analysis Identify questions to
be addressed in future studies or policy analyses.
References 15 points:
List all references cited in paper. Must be completed in APA format.
A Sample Paper has been attached below to view an example of how this written assignment should be completed and organized. Paper must has less than 20 % of plagiarism .