Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Health Care Delivery

Week 9: Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Health Care Delivery

In some cases, the legal and regulatory environments of health care can seem like labyrinths of red tape that hinder more than help; however, with sufficient knowledge of health care regulation and legislation, you can acquire the tools needed to effectively navigate this labyrinth. Gaining an understanding of the legal and regulatory systems allows you to stay current with changes in the health care field and more easily and successfully advocate for new measures designed to improve the health of the public. Such understanding also assists you in understanding how to proceed when seeking changes to policy to address a specific population.
This week, you will examine regulatory principles and professional nursing standards. You will also analyze the effects of legal and regulatory processes on health care policy advocacy and implementation.

Learning Objectives

Apply laws, regulations, and professional nursing standards to an ethical dilemma

  • Analyze the effects of legal and regulatory processes on health care policy advocacy

 

Milstead, J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

  • Chapter 4, “Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful” (pp. 73–109)This chapter explains the major concepts of the regulation of health professionals, with emphasis on advanced practice nurses (APN) and the process of licensure and credentialing.

ANA’s Foundation of Nursing Package – (Access this resource from the Walden Library databases through your NURS 6050 Course Readings List)

  • Guide to the Code of Ethics: Interpretation and Application
    This guide details the history, purpose and theory, application, and case studies of this must-have Code of Ethics.
  • Nursing Social Policy Statement
    The Nursing Social Policy Statement provides an understanding of the social framework and obligations of the nursing profession.
  • Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice
    This book contains several national standards of practice that can be used to inform the decision-making process, development, implementation, and evaluation of several functions and aspects of advanced practice nursing.

Gallagher, T. H. (2009). A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: Review of medical error. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), 669–677.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
 
The article showcases the different sides of medical error, from a 62-year-old patient who suffered and the components of the medical error’s impact and aftermath.

Reinhardt, U. E. (2010, Jan 30). Repercussions of simplicity. New York Times, p. A14.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Healthtermpapers.com