This essay focuses on a policy analysis framework. This exercise will afford such an experience. For this Assignment, you will examine a particular policy
. In this Assignment, you will have the opportunity to further develop your analysis skills by working through the policy analysis process. To be an effective agent for social change, you must be able to logically and critically analyze policy from multiple perspectives and contexts and then present your insights in a succinct and professional manner. This exercise will afford such an experience. For this Assignment, you will examine a particular policy of interest to you (perhaps the one you selected for this week’s Discussion), and apply a policy analysis framework to understand the impact associated with the implementation of the policy. You will then develop a policy analysis paper, which is due the end of Week 11.
as your Major Assessment for this course. To prepare: Select a health care policy and a policy analysis framework to utilize for this Assignment. You may use the policy and framework you identified in this week’s Discussion or change your selection. To complete: Write an 8- to 10-page analysis paper (including references) in which you succinctly address the following: Part 1: Define the policy issue. How is the issue affecting the policy arena? What are the current politics of the issue? At what level in the policy making process is the issue? Part 2: Apply a policy analysis framework to explore the issue using the following contexts:
Social Ethical Legal Historical Financial/economic Theoretical underpinnings of the policy Include in this section: Who are the stakeholders of interest? Is there a nursing policy/position statement on this health care issue? If so, who developed it? Part 3: Policy options/solutions What are the policy options/solutions for addressing the issue? Include at least three levels of options/solutions: no change; partial change; radical change or maximum change. What are the theoretical underpinnings of the policy options/solutions?