HP4004: Evaluating Health Policy
For this Performance Task, you will select a healthcare policy, gather scholarly evidence pertaining to the policy, talk with fellow nurses, and create a brochure either in support of or advocating for change to that policy.
Access the following to complete this assessment:
HP4004 Assessment Brochure Template ( I will attach this file)
Before submitting your Assessment, carefully review the rubric (I will attach the files). This is the same rubric the assessor will use to evaluate your submission and it provides detailed criteria describing how to achieve or master the Competency. Many students find that understanding the requirements of the Assessment and the rubric criteria help them direct their focus and use their time most productively.
When considering the many policies that affect healthcare at any level, collecting data and other evidence is a critical piece in the process. In this Assessment, you will select a policy that affects you and/or your workplace. You will research the policy and find multiple sources of evidence relating to the policy. You will then take a stand on the policy: Do you support the policy, or would you like to see it changed? All of this information will be shared with your colleagues in the form of a brochure.
Using the template, create a brochure to hang in a staff lounge bulletin board. It should be one page and use colors, graphics, and any other visual aids that applies. Your brochure should include each of the following sections/topics:
Select a policy at the institutional, local, state, or federal level (or your country of origin) based upon your interest. For example, it may be a policy that you have observed in your current clinical setting or one that you have read about in a professional journal or newspaper. Give a brief overview of the policy. What is the overall impact of the policy in healthcare? How does the policy impact your facility?
Determine how nurses or other healthcare professionals view the policy. You can do this by talking with fellow nurses, observing staff putting the policy into action, or locating readings that discuss how the policy has been received.
Find evidence-based practice literature pertaining to your selected policy. You’ll need at least two current, scholarly articles that pertain to the policy you selected. These resources will be cited and used within each of the sections of your brochure.
What are the barriers to implementing the policy? If it has already been implemented, what are the barriers to changing the policy?
Based on what you’ve learned, do you support the policy or want to see it changed? Why? What changes do you recommend to the policy? What can nurses do to support or change the policy?
Support each of your responses with scholarly resources, as needed.
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