NURS4105 – Advocacy Through Healthcare Policy| NURS 4105 – Advocacy Through Healthcare Policy | Walden University
This course provides an in-depth examination of the concepts and theories that influence nursing practice. From evidence-based guidelines, to health policy and regulations. In this course, it was clear that healthcare policy has a direct impact on nursing roles. It dictates what services can and should be offered. By understanding the policies, nurses can advocate better for patients and ensure that their needs are met.
It is also important to recognize how patient outcomes are shaped not only by individuals but also by systems – meaning all nurses must work together in order to ensure optimal results. The nurses could collaborate with the other members of their healthcare team in order to identify best practices. They may also advocate for additional resources to help them provide better care to patients, such as specialty equipment and more staff. The course has revealed the need to be aware of current trends as well as historical influences. We can then continue to drive positive changes within our profession, while also providing high quality patient care.