Leading the Future of Health Care
Description Write a position paper, 5–7 pages in length, requesting policy support for your proposed changes to the community health care system from the appropriate governing body or regulatory agency. Note: Complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented. Each assessment builds on the work you have completed in the previous assessment. Nurse leaders must be able to make effective financial and policy decisions. Equally important is the ability to communicate their vision for change to policymakers and provide objective, evidence-based support for their position with respect to the regulatory, political, social, ethical, legal, and financial aspects of systemic change. This assessment provides an opportunity for you to draft a position paper for submission to the applicable governing body or regulatory agency, seeking policy support for proposed changes to the health care system. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Identify the challenges and opportunities facing health care. Explain why proposed changes to a health care system require policy support to ensure positive, systemic change and to overcome present challenges. Competency 2: Compare the effects of different health care finance models and policy frameworks on resources and patient outcomes. Provide broad budget estimates to fund specific capital or human resource outlays that are important to the success of a proposed change. Competency 3: Evaluate the positive and negative effects that visionaries and risk-takers can have on health care outcomes. Describe the potential future for wellness, healthy people, and improved overall care and the role of visionary leaders in achieving desired goals. Competency 4: Develop proactive strategies to change the culture of the organization by incorporating evidence-based practices. Provide compelling evidence that proposed changes to a health care system will produce the intended outcomes. Outline a plan for leading transformational, evidence-based change in an organization. Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards. Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar and mechanics. Support main points, arguments, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style. Competency Map The collaborative relationship between nursing researchers and practicing nurses supports and optimizes best practices in patient care, using legislative and regulatory policies as a guide and as a standard. Consider a nursing leadership issue affecting patient safety and quality of care that is of concern in your organization. Would you recommend changes in policy to address this issue? Why or why not? How would policy or budgetary considerations influence sustainable change? What challenges and opportunities are visionary leaders presented with when leading change in an organization or community? What are the risks and benefits inherent in your vision for change to improve the safety and quality of care and lead to better outcomes? Toggle Drawer Resources Required Resources MSN Program Journey Please review this guide for your degree program. It can help you stay on track for your practicum experience, so you may wish to bookmark it for later reference. Your organization has accepted your change proposal, which will be fully funded in the upcoming fiscal year. However, lasting change in a volatile regulatory and policy environment will require support from the applicable governing body or regulatory agency. Consequently, your organization is planning to submit a position paper seeking support for the proposed changes as established policy for the organization and community. Because of your excellent leadership and past work on this initiative, the task force has asked you to draft the position paper for review and approval by the organization. Requirements Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the Advocating for Lasting Change Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. You may also want to review the performance level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. The Guiding Questions: Advocating for Lasting Change document, linked in the Resources, provides additional considerations that may be helpful in completing your assessment. Write a position paper requesting policy support for proposed changes to the local or regional health care system from the appropriate governing body or regulatory agency. Draw on your work in the previous assessments and consolidate lessons learned. Provide compelling evidence that proposed changes will produce the intended outcomes. Explain why the proposed changes require policy support to ensure positive, systemic change and to overcome present challenges. Provide broad budget estimates to fund specific capital or human resource outlays that are important to the success of the proposed change. Outline a plan for leading transformational, evidence-based change in your organization. Describe the potential future for wellness, healthy people, and improved overall care and the role of visionary leaders in achieving desired goals. Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar and mechanics. Support main points, arguments, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.