HCA320 Module 1 Advocacy and Healthcare Policy

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Describe how you plan to advocate for your patients. Include relevant policies and stakeholders. Given the opportunity, what organization would you develop to advocate for the public and why? Some examples are American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Assignment Description: This assignment will be at least 1500 words or more

This week you will reflect upon the Affordable Care Act and Patient Advocacy to answer the following questions:

  • How can you contribute to safe practice?
  • Briefly define your role and tell how you will advocate for the healthcare consumer
  • Reflect on your future role changing as a result of policy changes
  • How do you see the role of your chosen profession changing in the near future?

Assignment Expectations: How will students be successful?

  • Length:
    • 1500-2000 words (6-8 pages); answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner
  • Structure:
    • Include a title page and reference page in APA style
  • References:
    • Two scholarly references are required; you should include the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions
  • Format:
    • Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type
  • File name:
    • Name your saved file according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)
  • Submission:
  • Submit your assignment to the Drop Box
  • Read:
    1. Nickitas, D. M., Middaugh, D. J., & Aries, N. (2016). Policy and politics for nurses and other health professions (2nd ed.): Advocacy and action. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Chapters 1 through 3 (62 pages)
    2. Katz, M. (2014). Healthcare made easy: Answers to all of your healthcare questions under the Affordable Care Act. Fairfield, OH: Adams Media ISBN: 9781440580208
    3. During this course, the text by Katz will be used as one reference for your responses to the problems with healthcare policy. Rather than assigning specific chapters per week, some of the information may be located in several chapters. It is up to the learner to select the readings they need for each module. BY the end of the course, the entirety of the text should be read during your research.