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Health Policy, Second Edition
Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Author(s): Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • ISBN-13: 9781284130386
  • Paperback    420 pages      © 2019
Price: $106.95 US List
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Health care providers frequently engage in setting policy agenda at the individual, systems, institutional, or public level. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Second Edition provides an overview of the policy making process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. By including both policy evaluation and research, the author provides a comprehensive and multi-perspective approach to developing and formulating effective health care policy. 

The Second Edition has been updated to include new chapters on the following topic areas: board governance and policy leadership, institutional and organizational and association policy, healthcare systems and global health policy. In addition, the text provides key information on the process of policy search process and offers and expanded policy institute listing. 

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated references 
  • Additional figures, tables and templates
  • New case studies 
  • Key Point Boxes in each chapter highlight key concepts 
  • Primary source referencing for definitions (Black’s Law Dictionary) 

Instructor Resources: 

  • Transition Guide
  • Case studies
  • Test bank
  • PowerPoint slides 

Applicable Courses

Graduate courses in health policy or nursing policy courses. In addition, it can be used as an informative policy and political guide for nurses interested in the policy or political process.

  Chapter  1  Policy Overview
  Chapter  2  Governmental Structure
  Chapter  3  Executive Branch: Federal Governmental Agencies and Appointed Bodies
  Chapter  4  Legislative Branch: Role in Policy
  Chapter  5  Judicial Branch: The Court System
  Chapter  6  Healthcare Systems
  Chapter  7  Global, International, and Planetary Health Policy
  Chapter  8  Public Health Policy
  Chapter  9  Policy Formulation and Implementation
  Chapter  10  Policy Analysis
  Chapter  11  Policy Research and Evaluation
  Chapter  12  Evidence Informing Policymaking
  Chapter  13  Board Governance and Policy Leadership
  Chapter  14  Institutional and Organizational/Association Policy
  Chapter  15  Politics: Theory and Practice
  Chapter  16  Policy, Law, and Politics: Ethical Perspective
  Chapter  17  Policy Institutes
Appendix  A  Presidential and Congressional Political Party Leadership
Appendix  B  List of Public Laws
Appendix  C  Policy Resources
Appendix  D  Policy and Politics Journals
Appendix  E  Executive Department Functions

Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN-Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Demetrius James Porche is Professor and Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana School of Nursing. He holds an appointment also in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University and his Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed Family Nurse Practitioner post-graduate coursework at Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Porche earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Capella University in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership.

Dr. Porche is certified as a Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner. He is currently the Chief Editor of American Journal of Men’s Health. Dr. Porche serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Porche is a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Dr. Porche was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284130386

Case Studies
Discussion Questions
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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