NUR 355 - Contexts of Health Care: Policy, Finance and Regulatory Environments
3 credits ( 3 didactic hours )
- This course examines the changing context of health care systems, strategies to affect health care policy decisions which shape those systems, and an overview of decision-making processes used by professional nurses at the individual and population levels. Sociocultural, ethical, economic and political issues affecting the access, delivery and utilization of health care services are examined. Appropriate professional nursing roles and ethical decision-making models are explored which give meaning to health care and clinical nursing leadership within complex health care systems.