Analyze how theories are applied to the development and implementation of policies that affect nursing care.
You can communicate with policymakers to promote effective policies that impact nurses and nursing as well consumers or the entire health care system.
Analyse the historical, moral, and political contexts in which healthcare policy is implemented and the consequences.
Investigate the interrelationship among policy decisions and evidence-based practices.
1.Inform us about your healthcare policy priority issue.
2. Identify the main points of each section in Formulating a Healthcare Policy, Ungraded Worksheet 1.
3. Provide an analysis of empirical evidence to support your chosen healthcare policy priority issue and analysis.
4. Demonstrate and explain the importance and effect of the selected healthcare priority issue for nursing.
5. Summarize the contents with concluding statements.
6. The paper will not exceed 4 pages but may be up to 5 pages. This is in APA format 6th, excluding the title page and reference page.
Answer to Question: NR506 Healthcare Policy
The most prevalent disorder in many countries is childhood obesity.
Obesity in this tender age leads to poor quality mental and physical lives for children.
Over the years, childhood obesity has been on the rise at an alarming rate, which poses a threat for the nation (Lobstein (2015).
In 2050, the national obesity rate will reach 33%. This will have a negative impact on the nation’s productivity in the future.
The time has come for the government to take action so that children are less likely to be obese.
The following report contains a proposal for a policy which will be sent directly to local council officials. They can then take action and promote health promotion programs in order to end childhood obesity.
Askenborough (hypothetical title) is home to most of the local children.
In an open discussion with the guardians of these children, it was realized that their children have become lazy due to the habit of watching television and gazettes all day.
Their health is being harmed by fast food advertisements on TV and social media. They also gain weight due to their obsession with such food (Hall et. al., 2013,).
The community did not have a green space, or playground that kids could use. This was another factor discussed in the discussion.
It is difficult for children to exercise and can’t ply, which leads to poor weight management.
Their cognitive and physical development will be enhanced if more children are active and physically active.
This community is situated on the other end of the railway lines so the government has taken very few support initiatives for its development.
City buses travel through these neighborhoods during the work hours and even on weekends. This reduces the freedom of children to visit parks and other similar playgrounds.
Furthermore, the transport system is not very frequent making it difficult to access parks.
These are all issues that should be addressed by local council representatives so they can offer solutions.
Children who are obese often experience various physiological health effects that reduce their quality of lives.
There are many psychological symptoms, including depressive symptoms.
They may also have low self-esteem and poor body image.
They also have learning problems and different behaviors (Malik and colleagues, 2013).
In addition, they are often subject to bullying in schools that can lead them to engage in aggressive behavior.
Many health problems can result including insulin resistance and asthma, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high LDL, low HDl, early puberty as well as sleep apnea and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (Brennan Brownson & Orleans (2014)).
These children also tend to become obese adults later in life. This is due to poor concentration in work, poor academic performance, poor professional lives, and many other problems.
This will result in a decline in productivity and an inactive workforce.
The Council For Betterment Of The Situation – Proposal Of A Politician
Context: To make the council ministers more aware of the dangers of childhood obesity, and to describe the factors which contribute to this effect in the community. Also, the proposal to the council to help reduce the risk of children getting the disorder (Katmarick et. al. 2013).
Goal: This goal is to give people the opportunity to exercise.
It would also prevent weight gain from having a physiological and health impact.
It is important that parents are educated about the negative effects of obesity in order to prevent their children from facing a difficult future.
Evaluation of an option. The local councilor can send emails to parents and children asking them questions about the neighborhood.
The survey could include information about the children, their favorite activities, weight issues and travel to parks.
After completing these surveys, they can also conduct observational research in their neighborhood to get ideas about the location, availability, and cost of co-curricular activities centers and parks.
They may also visit parents’ homes to talk with them about their concerns and develop ideas.
They can also visit their parents to discuss the issues and get help in deciding what they should do next.
Solutions: We recommend putting playgrounds and parks close to the blocks.
They should also work to reduce the business hours to weekdays and keep the roads open so that children can enjoy the parks without being in danger.
It is also important that the council requests the broadcasting ministers to limit the advertising of fast food on the carton channels.
Additionally, the local government must call for community heads to meet to learn how to teach guardians how to maintain the lives and diets of their children. This includes how to encourage children to play, limit the time they spend online gaming, watching TV, and other topics.
The guardians should also be required to admit their children into co-curricular activities so that their time is not wasted and they can learn art (Min and al., 2017).
You can get funding from the local government through donations or charity workshops.
To help such people in need, they should approach the government.
A funding request should also be made to the public health department.Conclusion:
Children suffering from childhood obesity are at greatest risk. They not only suffer from a poor quality of life but also have to be aware that they can become more obese in the future.
Children often suffer from co morbid disorders, which can affect their quality of living.
Therefore, the local government must adopt a proper policy so they can implement strategies that may help to reduce childhood obesity.
Positive impact can be achieved by preparing playgrounds, decreasing the promotion of fast foods, encouraging more cocurricular classes and meeting parents to discuss health education.References:Brennan, L. K., Brownson, R. C., & Orleans, C. T. (2014).
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