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Health Policy and Politics, Fourth Edition
A Nurse's Guide

Author(s): Jeri A. Milstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Nurse Consultant, Milstead Innovations, Dublin, Ohio
  • ISBN-13: 9781449665098
  • ISBN-10:1449665098
  • Product With Access Code    236 pages      © 2013
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Relied upon by faculty as a centerpiece for their health policy courses, the newly updated Fourth Edition of Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide continues to expand on the relationship between health policy and politics as they relate to the field of nursing. This timely and relevant revision now includes:

  • A completely updated chapter on economics
  • The most current information on the politics surrounding health policy
  • The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing paper is integrated throughout the text
  • A fantastic Companion Website complete with online activities to aid student learning

Practicing clinicians and administrators will learn how health policy affects them and how to get politically active, and advanced practice nurses will learn how to deliver quality health care by appropriate providers in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, readers will understand the process of public policy making, including:

  • Agenda setting
  • Government response
  • Program response
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation


Applicable Courses

Example courses include:

  • Policy, Organization, and Financing of Healthcare Reform
  • Health Policy & Finance
  • Organizational Leadership and Health Policy
  • Health Care Policy: Organization and Finance

This text is also appropriate for:

  • Nursing or health policy course or policy component of a course in a graduate (master's or doctoral) nursing program
  • Nursing or health policy course or policy component of a course in an undergraduate (baccalaureate) nursing program
  • Health policy course or policy component of a course in a graduate program (e.g., public health, sociology, anthropology, allied health)
Chapter  1  Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy, Naturally
Chapter  2  Agenda Setting
Chapter  3   Government Response: Legislation
Chapter  4  Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful
Chapter  5  Policy Design
Chapter  6  Policy Implementation
Chapter  7   Program Evaluation
Chapter  8   Impact of the Internet and Social Networking on Healthcare Policy
Chapter  9  Policy Nurses Advance Policy Agendas in Many Arenas
Chapter  10  verview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care
Chapter  11  Global Connections

Jeri A. Milstead, PhD, RN, 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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  • “Many books address health policy for nurses, but over the previous three editions this book has been at the forefront of healthcare policy for advanced practice nurses. It has led the way in presenting difficult, dry material in an understandable yet challenging fashion. The fourth edition brings the content up to date and challenges readers to envision a new global future, one with fewer resources and more technology, that will continue to impact health policy.” - Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, MSN, BSN, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Science, Doody's Review Service, Rating: 4 Stars!

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