C159 Rubric Tips Explaining each section of the Policy Proposal Paper Part A In this section you’ll explain your rationale for the problem and your policy idea. A1- Public Policy Issue This section serves as a brief introduction to your paper. In two or three sentences, describe the Problem you are trying to solve. Then clearly state your policy idea in a single sentence (or two at the most). A1a –Issue Selection In a few sentences, write about why you selected this issue. Why is it a problem for your community, your state, or the nation? A1b –Issue Relevance In a few paragraphs (2 –4), write about why this issue is important to the public. Why should this issue be addressed as a public policy? Be sure to use at least twocitations from academically appropriate literature. “Academically appropriate literature” includes articles from peer-reviewed professional journals, published within the last 5 years. The literature can support Whyyour issue is a problem, oryou can use articles that support the actual policy idea. A1c –Financial Impact In a few sentences, discuss the financial impact of your policy on the healthcare system. In general terms you may discuss what types of things would cost money (and time and effort) and then discuss the positiveimpact the policy would have on health. For example, if your policy idea is to improve staffing, you can discuss how it would cost money to hire more nurses; however, the positive financial impact, over time, would be: reduced turnover, improved job satisfaction, and better patient outcomes. As a result, money will be saved and reimbursements will increase. A2 –Personal Values In a few sentences, discuss how your ownpersonal/professional values relate to this policy idea. You may write in 1stperson language in this section and in other sections that ask you for your personal perspective. A2a –Ethical Principle In about a paragraph, discuss an ethical principle or theory relative to your policy topic. You can find a list of Nursing Ethical Principles and Theories in the “Ethical Theories Applied to Nurses’ Policy Positions” unit of the Course of Study (COS). In this section, there is a link to a handout from the ANA, which identifies and defines nursing Ethical Principles. We suggest you pick one from this list and describe how that nursing ethical principle could apply to your proposed policy. The ANA Ethical Theories and Principles document can also be found here:
Part B: The Top-Down Approach In this section, you’ll discuss your plan for going directly to a Decision Maker and asking them to set a mandate for policy change.
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