Issues Paper


Please, please I need you to follow the grading rubric guideline, for every point I need you to address the requirements.
Please put numbers and answer all the questions, APA is main concern.

Issues Paper Guidelines

The Issues Paper will allow each student an opportunity to explore a specific health care policy issue and propose strategies to address the issue. The student will select a specific health policy issue and propose nursing strategies to address the issue.
Read Chapters 7 & 8 in Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee (2012). Review the Sample Paper on pages 58-64, and the matrix scorecard example on page 54. The sample paper in text is a guide. It will look different from yours as you have different grading criteria. From the sample paper, you cannot use the “do nothing or incremental change” options.
It will be important to select the issue as soon as possible to allow adequate time for literature review. You can use resources from the textbook, legislative bills, web-based materials, and current journals. When you write your paper, follow the grading guidelines.

Hamric, Spross, & Hanson
Chapter 22

Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee
Chapters 7 & 8, 47-62
Abood, S. ( 2007). Influencing Health Care in the Legislative Arena. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 12(1), 5-6. doi 10.3912/OJIN.Vol12No01Man02

Health Promotion Policy Development
National Center for Policy Analysis
1. Research and analyze a specific healthcare policy issue of choice with considerations of local, state, and national implications.

2. Research and analyze how the healthcare policy impacts social, economic, ethical, and political legal areas.

3. Identify stakeholders that the issue will impact.

4. Identify policy goals and objectives.

5. Consider policy options and alternatives.

Grading rubric guideline: see below
Grading Rubric: Issue Paper Total Points
Introductory paragraph. There must be a thesis statement that tells the reader purpose of paper and what will be discussed. /1
Problem Identification: Purpose statement / 1
Background (local, state, regional and national perspectives with statistics, facts, figures, monetary issues)
*Social Factors (2 points) how impacted, who are those involved, why is this a problem)
*Economic Factors (2 points) how much does it cost? Use specific $, %. #, etc.)
*Ethical Factors (2 points) be sure to address ethical principles being violated – Cardinal bioethical principles are autonomy, distributive justice, nonmaleficence, and Code of Nursing information)
*Political and Legal Factors (2 points) what legislative action has already happened either at the state or national level, what was the impact? What do the different parties have to say about the issue? What is the impact of issue for both the legal and political arenas?) / 8
Issue Statement (one sentence/question). Focus on issue, rather than a specific policy proposal. / 1
Stakeholders (do not merely list. Must clearly address what “stake” each stakeholder has in the issue) / 2
Policy Goals and Objectives (Identify at least 2). You will describe what kind of policy would most benefit the issue you have identified. Think globally for this section. / 2
Policy Options and Alternatives (only 2 can be presented). Provide the actual name and number of the 2 bills – and must include the reference for each bill in the Reference section of the paper. These are two bills currently in Congress that could benefit the issue you have identified. They can be two different ways to accomplish your policy goals – but might not be the exact answer to your question. You are looking to see what might be available already, or what changes you might need to ask your legislator to include in the bill the best meet your policy goals. / 4
Evaluation of Options. Identify at least 2 options or evaluative criteria and provide rationale for why these criteria are important. Each bill must be evaluated on all evaluative criteria utilizing pro and con statements. Rationales must be provided for each of your statements and there must have references for each pro and con statement for each bill. / 2
Results of Analysis & Summary: Discuss the analysis and comparison of the two bills based on the policy goals you identified earlier in the paper. Not based just on the evaluation criteria (which is included in your matrix), but how closely does the recommended bill “fit” your policy objectives. State which policy alternative would be recommended based on the analysis. / 2
Matrix/Scorecard in the same format as example in Mason text and included as an appendix. / 1
Conclusions: summarize the essential points of paper / 1
Total points / 25


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