Professional nursing associations are critical to the formation, continuation, and termination of health care policy. In addition, interprofessional groups within practices examine implementation of policy and take into account the efficacy of policies and practices. Consider your collaboration with either a professional association or an interprofessional group in your practice. How can you be influential in advocating on behalf of a profession and in serving as an activist for policy?
Option 1: Consider an interprofessional group trying to solve a common care coordination problem in your practice.
Who are the main individuals involved?
Where are the gaps or barriers in collaboration with other health care professionals in your practice?
What suggestions have been offered to improve the gaps or barriers?
Option 2: Consider the viewpoints of a local nursing association working on drafting health care policy legislation.
What is the main issue being considered?
How successful has the group been up to this point?
What gaps and barriers exist?
Note Initial Post: A 3-paragraph (at least 350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually less than or equal to 5 years old).