What happens in health policy at local, state, and federal levels directly affects patients, nurses, and nursing practice. Some healthcare professionals, though, are intimidated by the complex and often nonlinear policy process or simply don’t know how to take the first step toward implementing policy change. In Evidence-Informed Health Policy, authors Jacqueline M. Loversidge and Joyce Zurmehly demystify health policymaking and equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to navigate the first of many steps into health policy.
This book translates the EBP language of clinical decision-making into an evidence-informed health policy (EIHP) model—a foundation for integrating evidence into health policymaking and leveraging dialogue with stakeholders. Readers will develop a stronger understanding of policymaking and its role within government, learn strategies for influencing policymakers, and help shape future healthcare policy that makes the best use of evidence.
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Sigma also provides the following free ancillary materials: "Instructor's Guide" and "Student Workbook" .
About the Authors
Jacqueline M. Loversidge, PhD, RNC-AWHC, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has extensive experience in the regulatory setting through her work with the Ohio Board of Nursing and through committee work for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
Joyce Zurmehly, PhD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has served on national committees where she actively participates in developing policy in the regulation of nursing programs.