Influencing policy

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LINK TO BOOK : https://books.google.com/books?id=UaaGAAAAQBAJ&pri…

CHAP REQUIRED- Read Chapters – 56,58,60,91,62,64,58,76,52,44

    This assignment will provide you with the opportunity to practice influencing policy by communicating with a legislator about a current health problem. The letter should be in block format for a business letter, the letter may be more than one page. You do need to support with evidence. Cite your sources and include a reference page at the end of your letter. Follow the assignment directions and review the rubric. You can view samples for formatting a business letter on the following link: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/653/2/

    In addition some helpful links on how to formulate a letter to your legislator may be found

    https://www.ncsbn.org/APRN_formletter_Legislator_web.pdf

    http://www.nea.org/home/19657.htm

    Objectives

    • Explain how values and politics shape health policy.
    • Identify the components of political skill and the implications for nurses.

    Follow the steps below to write a letter advocating for change, go to for an example:

  1. Select a current health problem that is being debated at the national and/or state level( I LIVE IN COLUMBUS OHIO IF YOU CHOOSE STATE ) (e.g., the proliferation of “pill mills”, pain clinics, etc) and state why it is of interest. Be sure to research your problem.
  2. Identify a legislator (state or federal) and state why that person is the appropriate one to contact, you will show why this is right person to contact based on the supporting data you provided in your letter.
  3. Draft a letter to the legislator in business block format including the proper salutation.
  4. Introduce yourself and your reason for writing.Include the following in the body of your letter:
  5. Introduce yourself and your reason for writing.
  6. State concisely what you understand to be the current socioeconomic, political, and ethical issues surrounding the problem. You must have supporting data (include citations).
  7. Discuss the implications of the problem for your community, nursing or nursing practice.
  8. Make a clear request for action. You must have supporting data (include citations).
  9. Request a response.
  10. Include a reference page beginning on the page following the end of the letter, also include citations in the body of your letter. At least three references are required.
  • must contain minimum of two (3) references one (1) from required course materials and one (2) from peer-reviewed references no older than 5 years, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board post.
  • Discussion post-good writing involves providing an introduction and a conclusion; this includes your initial discussion posts.  Two to three sentences (for the DB only) is acceptable.  An introduction introduces what you will discuss, and a conclusion provides a brief synopsis of the content of your discussion.  Please note 0.25 points will be deducted for each missing introduction and conclusion initially.  In the event subsequent assignments do not include an introductory and concluding paragraph (two to three fully developed sentences) points will be deducted in increasing increments.

    PLEASE FOLLOW ATTACHED RUBRIC AND INSTRUCTIONS OR POST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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