Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

To analyze an issue is to understand the problem and context of the problem. Nurses engage in policy analysis through the creation of policy briefs, which promote awareness of the problem, and provide context of the problem, resolution options and their pros and cons, and a recommended solution. Nurses use policy briefs to communicate issues and solutions to government policy analysts.Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

*Search the Internet for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Health Policy Tool Kit. Explore the toolkit to prepare for this assignment.

*Select one of the issues you researched in the From Research to Health Policy Impact assignment preparation in Week 1. (Topic selected: Nurse Safety in psychiatric unit) You will use this issue throughout the course as you complete your policy brief.Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

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*Policy changes are implemented on specific topics, not broad sweeping areas. For example, I could not say that I want to change \"education.\" What part of education would I want to change? If I say that I want to change families\' ability to use vouchers to select private schools, that would be more narrow.Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

*Research the issue further and write 1,250-word paper in which you identify:
• Underlying issue
• Stakeholders
• Resolution
• Specific alternative resolutions
• Positive consequences of each resolution
• Negative consequences of each resolution

Cite five scholarly articles, and include an APA-formatted reference page.

Content (12 Points) Points
Select an issue 1 Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper
Describe the underlying issue 1
Identify stakeholders 2
Evaluate a resolution 2
Assess specific alternative resolutions 2
Identify the positive consequences of each resolution 2
Identify the negative consequences of each resolution 2

Format (3 points)

*Utilizes correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and APA format 2
*Cites five scholarly articles, and include an APA-formatted reference page. 1

Total: 3
Point Total 15 Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief

Areas of opportunity for which research is necessary in order to generate solutions -Misuse of prescription drug -Nurse safety -Flawed process of peer reviews
Why the problem exists -Nonmedical uses

-Lack of knowledge regarding addictive properties of prescribed drugs (NIDA, 2018)

 

 

-Nurses feeling unsafe

-Physical and mentally stressful working conditions

-Peer review is a gold standard to validate medical science

-Insufficient evidence to prove effectiveness of peer review

-Peer review is based on belief in its effects instead of facts (Smith, 2006)Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

Cause of the problem -Availability

-Easy access

-Over prescription (NIDA, 2018)

 

-Long work hours; 12 hours per shift

-Insufficient de-escalation training within the standard nursing program

-Ineffective policies and safety procedures

(Trinkoff, Geiger-Brown, Caruso, Lipscomb, Johantgen, Nelson, Sattler, & Selby, 2008)Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

-Peer review process is expensive and slow

-Highly subjective; inconsistent

-Prone to bias

-Easily abusable

-Frequently failed to detect gross flaws and fraud

(Smith, 2006)

Who or what the problem impacts -General population -Nurses, health organizations, patients

 

-Entire community, from general public to all patients and healthcare providers
Issue significance -Growth of drug dependency

-Leading cause of drug addiction in young adults

 

-Financial loss of health organizations from nursing burnout and turnover

Decrease injuries and exposure to violence

-Increase nurse resilience and retention

-Dissemination of incorrect and potentially harmful data, research, and results to the healthcare community and public Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper
Additional information needed and gaps in existing data to resolve this issue -Evidence based screening tools for nonmedical use of prescription drugs

-Prescription drug monitoring programs

-Current successful safety policies and procedures

-Safety training programs offered within standard nursing program and/or outside psychiatric unit

-Impact of workplace violence exposure on nursing resilience, burnout, and turnover

 

-Raw data to evaluate the peer review process, but this can be time-consuming, expensive, and meet with resistance

-Information on standardized procedures, tools used to promote transparency of peer review process, reviewing protocol, reviewer training, reviewer agencies, etc.Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

Data needed to support the research

 

-Quantitative data linking prescription drug misuses to prevalence of adolescent drug addiction

-Quantitative data on prescription drug monitoring program and amount of screened prescription drugs Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

-Cost of nursing turnover and impact on patient safety

-Qualitative data exploring the reasons of nursing turnover

-Quantitative data on effectiveness of safety training and occurrence of workplace injuries/violence

-Qualitive and quantitative data on effectiveness of masking identity of authors, revealing review process, and training reviewers on quality of peer review

 

Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

References

Clancy, C.M., Glied, S.A., & Lurie, N. (2012). From research to health policy impact.

Health services research, 47(1 Pt 2), 337-343. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01374.x

National Institutes of Health (NIH). (2018). Research and training. Retrieved from

https://www.nih.gov/research-training

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). (2018). Misuse of prescription drugs. Retrieved from

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/misuse-prescription-drugs/summary

Smith, R. (2006). Peer review: a flawed process at the heart of science and journals. Retrieved

from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420798/Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper

Trinkoff, A. M., Geiger-Brown, J. M., Caruso, C. C., Lipscomb, J. A., Johantgen, M., Nelson, A.

L., Sattler, B. A. & Selby, V. L. (2008). Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses. Rockville, MD: Agency for healthcare research and quality (US); Chapter 39.  Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2631/?log$=activity Policy Brief Preparation: From Research to Health Care Impact Brief Paper