1. Identify one contemporary health care issue in government and discuss the a. social, b. ethical and c. economic impact of the issue related to NURSING health policy. (List the issue and then address a, b, c.)
2. With the increase in the number of baby boomers reaching retirement age and holding strong political power, what are two economic issues that both the federal and state governments will need to address?
3. Give one example of how nurses can affect public policy in various appointed positions.
4. Identify a NURSING practice issue and describe the steps you would take to influence a local politician to draft a bill in favor of your concerns.
5. Go to Congress.gov, (Links to an external site.), click Legislation at the very top, then check the current Congress on the left margin, and look for bills that are related to your NURSING practice issue. List the bills that are related here, include the bill number and bill name If none, write NONE and the search terms you used to search for bills of interest to you.
6. If you were to need the support of one of your legislators specific to a health policy of interest to you, which one of your representatives as you identified in previous Discussion Board Module 2 would you choose as your legislative contact? Why? Go to either your state website or back to Congress.gov and see which committees your legislator is on and/or what their policy interests are….this could give you rationale for the why in this item. Be specific and share what committees he/she is on and/or their policy interests…not all of them but the ones that relate to your rationale.