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1. Assess the implications of contemporary health policy on providers and consumers.

2.Assess the legislative and policy-making strategies that influence health care services and practice that are specific to scope of practice and nursing roles.

Select a controversial and possibly costly health-care treatment option. Describe the treatment’s positive and negative effects, evidence of effectiveness, and the potential harm of a different treatment option. What strategies would you employ in your state to advocate for a legislative change that would influence insurance coverage for this treatment?

Select a contentious medical treatment option. Describe the procedure.
Describe the social and legal controversy surrounding your contentious treatment.
Describe the evidence supporting the efficacy of the contentious treatment.
Describe the evidence that contradicts the effectiveness of the contentious treatment.
Compare and contrast the controversial treatment’s positive and negative benefits or harm.
Contrast the positive and negative aspects of the available traditional treatments.
Compare and contrast the costs of the controversial treatment to the costs of traditional treatments.
Describe the procedure that must be followed in your state for legislative change to occur.
Describe how you would advocate for a legislative change in your state that would affect insurance coverage for this treatment at the local and state levels.


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