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Policy Change Plan [Name of Student] [Name of Institution] Abstract Policy making is one of the areas in which politics and nursing interact, since politicians are a core to the development, enactment and implementation of nursing legislation are concerned…
The Nurses practice Acts and the Nursing Homes Reforms Act of 1987 is among the legislations in the nursing system. These legislations, among others, should be supported since their enactment and implementation have ensured better, safer and higher quality services and protection, for outpatients and nursing home residents. Consequent to compliance with the nursing standards and principles set by these legislations, patients’ mental, physical, and psychological well being has improved considerably. Unfortunately, the realization of the objectives of these laws has been hampered by challenges such as criticism, cost, complexities that lead to misunderstanding. Introduction Since historical times, nursing and other medical professions have been interrelated to politics and governments through health departments and agencies. This link is evident in the manner in which government agencies regulate, monitor, and certify nurses and nursing homes. Consequent to this bond, nurses have been empowered to express their opinions and concerns to the political class, thus influencing the nursing policies established and implemented by the government and the political class. ...
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