Policy Analysis and Transformation in Healthcare

Course Number: NURS 816
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): Doctoral level status

This seminar examines the role of clinical leader in the development, analysis and transformation of institutional and public policy for healthcare and clinical practice. The role of leader is examined from the perspective of optimizing care delivery under existing policy and, when that is inadequate, influencing and shaping the redesign or development of new policy. The professional responsibility of the leader as advocate to address health disparities and social injustices are stressed. Key themes include quality, access, equity, culture, and ethical decision-making.