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1 Nursing Orientation: Resource Insert Sheets Jennifer L. Wilson, RN Rasmussen University NUR4327: -Influence of Policy, Finance, and Law on Healthcare Professor David Campbell-Odell February 21, 2021
2 Nursing Orientation: Resource Insert Sheets Part One: Policy Section Policies and procedures act as guidelines that institute uniformity and consistency in the nursing practice. Failure to comply with set guidelines sets the nurse, patient, and facility at risk. As a licensed nurse, receiving current and accurate information within the healthcare industry directs improved decision-making and is a progressive aspect of building team rapport. Policy in healthcare is vital because it defines the general plan of action used to manage desired outcomes. The idea of healthcare policy is to communicate to employees the organization's desired outcomes (Irving, 2014). Means for staying current can include conferences, professional nursing journal subscriptions, and participating organizations like the American Nurses Association. When nurses work as committee members, they can serve alongside co-workers in unique dimensions. For example, serving with a physician associate on developing a protocol can generate heightened respect and cooperation in the clinical area. A registered nurse holds knowledge, experience, and viewpoints that uniquely provide them to engage in policy formulation. R.N.'s can examine health policy plans that local legislators establish for their terms in office and volunteer to partake in policy meetings or relevant activities. As earlier mentioned, nurses can remain involved in policy and politics at the state and federal level by joining a professional nursing organization. Specific organizations often have lobbyists that bring nursing concerns to Capitol Hill. Nurses can write their state representatives regarding healthcare policy and propose changes based on policy research evidence, presenting fundamental data to policymakers. Nurse management should actively promote staff to be involved in policy and politics and provide them with time, budget, resources, and opportunities (RNAction, 2020).
3 Part Two: Economic Section Health economics principles include deficiency, supply and demand, time horizons, boundaries, effectiveness, and equity. Insignificant resources in healthcare settings have severe outcomes for patient care quality and nurses' professional work environment. Possessing adequate health system resources and making more conforming use of before-mentioned resources can satisfy nurses' needs and suffice patients' expectations. Examples of a lack of healthcare facilities' resources include lack of a proper communication or documentation system, technology concerns, and an inadequate supply of medical equipment. Regarding supply and demand, the U.S. projects to experience a shortage of registered nurses as the need for healthcare grows. "The workforce for registered nurses is expected to grow from 2.9 million in 2016 to nearly 3.4 million in 2026. Registered nurses will increase about 438,100 or 15% (Rosseter, 2019)."

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