Assignment Name: Health Care Law Online Assignment
Purpose:This assignment will help nursing students to analyze how current laws in the U.S. healthcare system relate to the provision of quality, safe, and cost-effective care (Relates to Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, and 3).The COVID-19 pandemic has brought public health into the spotlight.News media are now frequently talking about such public health issues as disease surveillance and immunizations (especially related to the development of a potential vaccine for COVID-19).By having a greater understanding of health care law, including exemplars such as public health and safety and immunizations, nursing students will be better prepared to transition into the role of novice nurses within a complex health care system.
Skills: The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in this course and as a future nurse:
Explaining how Health Care Law impacts patient care -this will ultimately help students to protect both their patients and their licenses by practicing within established legal boundaries.
Explaining how public health laws related to such issues as disease surveillance and immunizations are likely to impact both individual patients’ and the community’s ultimate health outcomes, and how nurses can use this information to help their patients and communities.
Analyzing how nurses can work as advocates and educators regarding the importance of public health initiatives.
Knowledge: This assignment will help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in this discipline: Healthcare Law and the specific exemplars related to public health: disease surveillance and immunizations.An understanding of this concept impacts nurses’ ability to provide patient-centered care.
Start by reading the chapter titled Health Care Law in your Giddens book. Then, read:
The Importance of Public Health Nursing in a Pandemic This brief piece, co-written by the Chair of the Public Health Nursing section of hte American Public Health Association, highlights many of the reasons that a strong public health nursing workforce is more important than ever.
Also read: Immunizations: What Nurses Should KnowImmunization laws have long been a part of public health efforts to keep communities safe, and with the upcoming 2020 influenza season, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses being able to educate the public and individual patients about the importance of immunizations will be more critical than ever.
As you’re reading the articles, think about how they relate to what you read about Health Care Law in your nursing concepts book.
For the assignment, please answer the following questions and submit in a Word document.This is not a formal APA paper (you do not need a running head or title page) but you should follow APA formatting rules for your in text citations and the References list.
1. Analyze the assigned pieces on public health nursing and immunizations, and describe how those articles relate to what you learned by reading the Giddens chapter on Health Care Law (this should be one substantial paragraph – please see the example I provided).
2.When faced with a patient who is vaccine hesitant or resistant, how will you fulfill your role as an educator in addressing your patient’s fears or concerns?
Be sure to cite your Giddens text (the assigned chapter for this module related to Health Care Economics), and both of the assigned pieces.Use APA formatting correctly with your in-text citations and in the References section.
Criteria for Success:
Here is a link to an example for this assignment.The example relates the assigned pieces back to the assigned chapter in the concepts book, and the writing flows clearly and thus effectively communicates the author’s points to the reader.I can generally tell by reading the answers to your questions if you just skimmed through the assigned readings or if you read them thoroughly and contemplated and analyzed them, and I will grade your work accordingly.
Here is a link to the rubric I’ll be using to grade the assignment:
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