Discuss the best approach for communicating with your local legislator or policymaker in your policy-priority issue. The policy issue is metal detectors in healthcare facilities. What is your rationale for this approach?
How does third-party payment distort the market for health care?
If it is so distorted why does every wealthy country insist on using third-party intermediaries to purchase health care? Why do we carve out a separate payment program for our elder citizens?
Clinical Criteria for Determining Danger to Self
A 45-year-old wife of one of the staff physicians was admitted to the emergency room. She is intoxicated and loud. Her husband wants her admitted to the psychiatric unit. He has asked to have two other physicians that are his friends to sign the paper work to admit her. In New York State where the hospital is located two physicians can admit a patient against their will if they are a danger to themselves or others. You happen to be a neighbor and know that the couple is going through a divorce and the husband wants custody of the two children. You also know he is dating a nurse on another unit.
Differentiate between the ethical and legal implications of her admission. What actions will you take? Support your decisions with legal reasoning and case law.
Health determinants that impact target population
Discuss two ‘determinants of health’ that impact your target population. Address how these determinants of health contribute to the global burden of disease and how they contribute to health disparities pertaining to your target population. What is the health ranking for the county where your practice learning site is located? Identify a health concern that impacts your target population for which you will develop an intervention and your rationale for selecting this problem. Include a community health nursing diagnosis that meets one of the Healthy People 2020 objectives. Discuss which level of prevention you would use to address this health concern and include your rationale for the level of prevention you selected. Include at least 2 scholarly references – 1 reference should be from a peer-reviewed professional journal published within the past 7 years.
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