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Health Policy and Politics, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
A Nurse's Guide

Author(s): Jeri A. Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Nurse Consultant, Milstead Innovations, Dublin, Ohio
  • ISBN-13: 9781284048865
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     338 pages      © 2016
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"This edition addresses key issues about the need for nurses to be actively involved in policymaking. It gives good examples of why a nursing background lends itself to public policy.” Reviewed by Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, The College of New Jersey for Doody’s Review Service

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition encompasses the entire health policy process from agenda setting through policy and program evaluation. This is an essential text for nursing students enabling them to understand the process as well as how nursing fits into it. The Fifth Edition includes expanded information on the breadth of policy making and includes the impact of social media, economics, finance and other timely topics. The author draws from her experience and provides concrete examples of real-life situations that help students understand the link between nursing, policy theory and political action.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Updated case studies involve the reader in making the connection between theory and active participation in policy making
  • New chapter on inter-professional practice, education, and research
  • Reference to the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect the health care of consumers and the organization of health care system
  • Expanded content on economics and finance
  • New content and focus on the impact of social media on health care consumers and systems

Key Pedagogical Features

  • Key terms are identified at the beginning of each chapter.  Each term is defined and found in bold font when used throughout the text.
  • Headings organize the logical flow of material and direct the reader.  Headings are found throughout each chapter and make specific topics easy-to-find.
  • Discussion points/Activities are included at the end of each chapter. The reader is guided to consider or discuss with others important content or topics so as to deepen understanding of the material and discover where and how to increase involvement.
  • Case studies present the reader with real-world examples of concepts and require responses

Applicable Courses

Health Care Policy
Professional Roles
Professional Issues
Leadership in Health Care Administration
Leadership in Health Care


1  Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy, Naturally
2  Agenda Setting
3  Government Response: Legislation
4  Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful
5  Policy Design
6  Policy Implementation
7  Program Evaluation
8  Impact of the Internet and Social Networking on Healthcare Policy
9  Interprofessional Practice, Education, Research
10  Applied Healthcare Economics and Finance for the Noneconomics Major
11  Global Connections

Jeri A. Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN-Senior Nurse Consultant, Milstead Innovations, Dublin, Ohio

Dr. Jeri A. Milstead is an internationally known expert in public policy and the politics of health care.  She is the editor and senior author of Health Policy and Politics A Nurse’s Guide, 3rd ed., that is sold on four continents and Handbook of Nursing Leadership: Creative Skills for a Culture of Safety.  She has invited chapters in two other current nursing textbooks.  Dr. Milstead was a policy advisor in the Washington, DC office of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), was president of the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina, and held leadership positions in the State Nurses Associations in OH, PA, and SC.  She has published in national and international journals, is a reviewer for several refereed nursing journals and was Editor-In-Chief of The International Nurse from 1995 to 2006 when the publication was retired.

Dr. Milstead holds a PhD in Political Science with majors in health policy and comparative politics from the University of Georgia, an MS and BS, cum laude, in nursing from The Ohio State University, and a diploma from Mt. Carmel Hospital School of Nursing.  She was awarded an honorary doctorate from MedCentral College in 2005.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (1500 invited members out of 3.1 million RNs).  She also is a founding member of the Nightingale Policy Institute, a virtual gathering of experienced policy nurses in the US.  She is board-certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission.  She is a member of Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and in 2002 became a charter member of Rho Chi, the first European chapter.  Dr. Milstead received the Gamma Mu Chapter Award for Excellence in Nursing, the first Search for Excellence Award from the American Nurses Association/SC Nurses Association and was honored by the OH House of Representatives and the SC General Assembly for her leadership and service.  She has been cited twice in the Congressional Record for leadership.  She was honored with the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for designing and implementing the first online course taught in the first PhD in Nursing program in the world that is offered completely online and a University of Toledo award as a “Pioneer” in distance education.

Dr. Milstead served as chair of the Board of Commissioners of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Commission on Nurse Certification, chair of the Health Policy Council of ONA, and currently is an active member of the Expert Panel on Global Health and Nursing for the American Academy of Nursing. She is an appointed member of the Patient Centered Medical Homes Education Advisory Group  and was elected Vice Chair in 2010.  From 2005 through 2008 she was an appointed member of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority where she served as chair of the Seaport Committee and the Human Resources Committee.  She was a member of a trade delegation to China in April 2006 and has conducted research and consultation in The Netherlands, Jordan, Nicaragua, and Cuba.  Dr. Milstead was the recipient of a Career Achievement Award in 2007 from the UT Health Science Campus and retired in 2008 as Professor and Dean Emerita, UT College of Nursing.  She currently owns her own business, Milstead Innovations, that provides consultation on public policy, leadership, and education.

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This bundles includes Health Policy and Politics, 5e, LearnScapes for Health Policy and the 2016 Annual Health Reform Update.