Advocacy Through Legislation

Advocacy Through Legislation

Nurses often become motivated to change aspects within the larger health care system based on their real-world experience. As such, many nurses take on an advocacy role to influence a change in regulations, policies, and laws that govern the larger health care system.

For this assignment, identify a problem or concern in your state, community, or organization that has the capacity for advocacy through legislation. Research the issue and use the “Advocacy Through Legislation” template to complete this assignment.

You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

AttachmentsNRS-440V-RS4-AdvocacyThroughLegislation.docx

Week 4 assignmet should be interesting for you. It is a form, but please, still follow APA rules for citations and references. PLease the form, it is attached to tasks under week 4. below is a copy of it so you can see what to expect. Think of an idea that needs changed, research the literature and what does the evidence say about this? Next, who can you talk to about it and how can you get funding? See below for the form questions, and yes there is a rubric.

My suggestion, work smart, not hard. The form is provided, so use it! Please remember to put your name on it, and save the doc with your inititals or name (please). As always, if any questions, please ask me!

Problem

In no more than 250 words, describe the problem, who is affected, and the current ramifications. Explain the consequences if the issue continues.

Idea for Addressing Solution

In no more than 250 words, outline your idea for addressing the issue and explain why legislation is the best course for advocacy.

Research the Issue

Perform research and compile information for your idea. Present substantive evidence-based findings that support your idea for addressing the problem (studies, research, and reports). Include any similar legislation introduced or passed in other states.

Evidence 1

Literature review here

Evidence 2

 

Stakeholder Support

Discuss the stakeholders who would support the proposed idea and explain why they would be in support.

Stakeholder(s) Supporting 1

Stakeholder(s) Supporting 2

 

Stakeholder Opposition

Discuss the stakeholders who would oppose the proposed idea. Explain why they would be in opposition and how you would prepare to debate or converse about these considerations.

Stakeholder(s) Opposed 1

Stakeholder(s) Opposed 2

 

Financial Incentives/Costs

In no more than 250 words, summarize the financial impact for the issue and the idea (added costs, cost savings, increased revenue, etc.). Provided support.

Legislature: Information Needed and Process for Proposal

Discuss the how to advocate for your proposal using legislation. Include the following: give me names in your state

Provide the name and complete contact information for the legislator.

Describe the steps for how you would present this to your legislator.

Outline the process if your legislator chooses to introduce your idea as a bill to congress.

Christian Principles and Nursing Advocacy

In no more than 250 words, discuss how principles of a Christian worldview lend support to legislative advocacy in health care without bias. Be specific as to how these principles help advocate for inclusiveness and positive health outcomes for all populations, including those more vulnerable, without regard to gender, sexual orientation, culture, race, religion/belief, etc.

Advocacy Through Legislation

No of Criteria: 11 Achievement Levels: 5CriteriaAchievement LevelsDescriptionPercentageUnsatisfactory0.00 %Less Than Satisfactory75.00 %Satisfactory79.00 %Good89.00 %Excellent100.00 %Content100.0     Problem, Those Affected, Current Ramifications, and Consequences if Problem Continues15.0A description of the problem, those affected, current ramifications, and consequences if the issue continues is omitted.A partial or vague discussion of the problem, those affected, current ramifications, and consequences if the issue continues is presented. Why the problem would be best addressed through legislation is unclear.A summary of the problem, those affected, current ramifications, and consequences if the issue continues is presented. There are some omissions and inaccuracies. Rationale is needed.A discussion of the problem, those affected, current ramifications, and consequences if the issue continues is presented. Some rationale is needed.A well-develop discussion of the problem, those affected, current ramifications, and consequences if the issue continues is presented. Strong and compelling rationale is provided. Insight into the problem and consequences is demonstrated.Idea for Addressing Solution10.0Idea for addressing the issue and why legislation is the best course for advocacy is omitted.Idea for addressing the issue is vague. Why legislation is the best course for advocacy is unclear. There are major omissions.Idea for addressing the issue is generally outlined. Why legislation is the best course for advocacy is summarized. There are some minor omissions. Rationale is needed.Idea for addressing the issue is outlined. Why legislation is the best course for advocacy is generally explained. Some rationale is needed.A logical and well-developed idea for addressing the issue is outlined. Why legislation is the best course for advocacy is thoroughly explained. Strong and compelling rationale is provided.Research Supporting Solution for Problem15.0Substantive evidence-based findings that support the idea for addressing the problem, including similar legislation in other states, are omitted.Some support for the idea and its effectiveness in addressing the problem is presented. Findings presented are not substantiated, or do not provide evidence-based support for the idea.Substantive evidence-based findings that support the idea for addressing the problem, including similar legislation in other states, are generally presented. More information is needed. There are some inaccuracies.Idea for addressing the issue is outlined. Why legislation is the best course for advocacy is generally explained. Some rationale is needed. Substantive evidence-based findings that support the idea for addressing the problem, including similar legislation in other states, are presented. There are minor inaccuracies. Some detail is needed.Substantive evidence-based findings that support the idea for addressing the problem, including similar legislation in other states, are presented and demonstrate strong and compiling support for the idea.Stakeholder Support10.0Stakeholders in support the proposed idea are omitted.At least one stakeholder in support of the proposed idea is presented. The assignment criteria are largely incomplete.Substantive evidence-based findings that support the idea for addressing the problem, including similar legislation in other states, are generally presented. More information is needed. There are some inaccuracies.General stakeholders in support of the proposed idea are presented. It is unclear why they are in support of the idea. More information is needed.Key stakeholders in support of the proposed idea are presented. It is generally clear why they are in support of the idea. Some detail or rationale is needed.All significant stakeholders in support of the proposed idea are presented and a well-supported explanation of why they are in support of the idea are provided.Stakeholder Opposition10.0Stakeholders in opposition to the proposed idea are omitted.At least one stakeholder in support of the proposed idea is presented. The assignment criteria are largely incomplete.At least one stakeholder in opposition to the proposed idea is presented. The assignment criteria are largely incomplete.General stakeholders in opposition to the proposed idea are presented. Explanation for why they are opposed to the idea and strategies for debating or conversing with opposing stakeholders is vague.Key stakeholders in opposition to the proposed idea are presented. A general explanation for why they are opposed to the idea and strategies for debating or conversing with opposing stakeholders is presented.All significant stakeholders in opposition to the proposed idea are presented. A well-supported explanation for why they are opposed to the idea and strategies for debating or conversing with opposing stakeholders is presented.Financial Incentives and Costs10.0The financial impact for the issue and idea is omitted.The financial impact for the issue and idea is only partially presented. The assignment criteria are largely incomplete.The financial impact for the issue and idea is outlined. More information or support is needed for claims.The financial impact for the issue and idea is summarized. Support for claims is generally supported.The financial impact for the issue and idea is clearly summarized. Strong rationale and support for claims is provided.Legislature Process and Information for Proposal10.0Legislative information needed and process to advocate for proposal are omitted.Legislative information needed and process to advocate for proposal are largely incomplete.Legislative information needed and process to advocate for proposal are generally outlined.There are some inaccuracies or omissions.The financial impact for the issue and idea is summarized. Support for claims is generally supported.Legislative information needed and process to advocate for proposal are presented. Information or detail is needed in some areas for accuracy or clarity.Legislative information needed and process to advocate for proposal are clearly and logically presented. The legislative process is clearly understood and insight into legislative advocacy is demonstrated.Christian Principles and Nursing Advocacy10.0A discussion of how Christian principles supporting unbiased advocacy for health care legislation is omitted.A discussion of how Christian principles support unbiased advocacy for health care legislation is incomplete. It is unclear how the principles support positive patient outcomes and inclusiveness for all populations.A summary of how Christian principles support unbiased advocacy for health care legislation is presented. Some rationale or information is needed to demonstrate how the principles support positive patient outcomes and inclusiveness for all populations.A discussion of how Christian principles support unbiased advocacy for health care legislation is presented. The discussion generally demonstrates how the principles support positive patient outcomes and inclusiveness for all populations. Some detail or information is needed for clarity.A well-developed discussion of how Christian principles support unbiased advocacy for health care legislation is presented. The discussion demonstrates an ability to act impartially and in the interest of promoting inclusive patient care without regard to gender, sexual orientation, culture, race, religion, or belief.Research5.0No outside sources were used to support the assignment.Few outside sources were used to support the assignment. Limited research is apparent.Research is adequate. Sources are standard in relevance, quality of outside sources, and/or timeliness.Research is timely and relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment criteria.Research is supportive of the rationale presented. Sources are distinctive. Addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment criteria.Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)2.0Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is employed.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)3.0Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.Total Percentage  100

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