Widener NURS 664 Discussion 1

 

Widener NURS 664 Discussion 1

This forum will build on the empowerment discussion, and look specifically at engagement in health policy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many health policy failures, and there have been many others prior to this. Our collective voice is missing and if we allow this to continue others will step up and make policy decisions for your professional nursing practice.

Initial post: A recent article by Anders (2020) addressed how to engage nurses in health policy during this era of COVID-19 and offered a framework for planned policy change (the article is included in Module folder). From your experience, what do you think prevents the nursing profession from using their power and voice to truly influence health care and health care policy? How can you contribute to changing this mindset and advocate for the profession from a practice and policy perspective, at a local and national level? What barriers do you need to overcome to be able to make this impact?

Include at least one current scholarly resource (published within the past 5 years) in your initial post to support your discussion, other than your text and resources I have posted. At the end of your response pose a question to the class to keep the conversation going. APA format is required.