Select a trend that is influencing access or equity in the health care system negatively and summarize how it is impacting the delivery of health care.
Select a trend that is influencing access or equity in the health care system negatively and summarize how it is impacting the delivery of health care. Include a discussion of the disparities in the health care system. Include a brief history of the trend, the current status, and your thoughts regarding what needs to be done to address it.
Write a 2 page paper using the following guidelines and evaluation criteria. Use a minimum of five references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional web sites in addition to the literature references.
Begin the paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading is the same as the title of the paper. This will be about 2-3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins The purpose of this paper is to Â¨.
Use the following headings for the rest of the paper.
Access or Equity Trend:State the trend you have selected that is influencing access or equity in the health care system negatively. Provide a one-paragraph overview about the background and history of the trend.
Influence on the delivery of health care:Discuss at least two specific ways in which the trend you selected in the previous section is impacting the current status of health care. This will be one paragraph for each of the two ways.
Creation of health care disparities:Discuss how the effects of access or equity in health care based on this trend help to create or maintain disparities in health care. This will be one paragraph.
Strategies to address inadequate access or inequity:Discuss at least two specific ways you think nurses and the nursing profession can address inadequate access to health care or inequity in health care. Each of the two ways will be one paragraph.
Provide a one-paragraph summary of the main points in the paper.
Course Text: Sultz, H. A., & Young, K. M. (2014). Health care USA: Understanding its organization and delivery (8th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
¢ Chapter 1, Overview of Health Care: A Population Perspective
¢ Chapter 4, Hospitals: Origin, Organization, and Performance
Course Text: Mason, D. J., Gardner, D. B., Outlaw, F. H., & OGrady, E. T. (2016). Policy and politics in nursing and health care (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
¢ Chapter 19, The Affordable Care Act: Historical Context and an Introduction to the State of the Health Care in the Unites States