Sen. Capston …..
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**Outcome 5 Apply quality and safety measures to improve patient outcomes**
Hospitals engage in many collaborative activities to improve quality and safety of the care they provide. Such examples are infection control, reducing health care disparities, quality measurements, and accreditation. As you can see the topic of quality and safety can entail many components, one such component is being socially and politically active.
This week’s assignment is to write a Health Policy Memo on a relevant health policy topic. Think of writing a memo to your representative in Congress or someone in a policy-making position ( such as president of nursing, board of directors, mayor, chief of police, school board etc.
**THE ONE TOPIC YOU CANNOT DO IS SAFE PATIENT RATIO**
**Here is the assignment:**
The purpose of your memo is to inform the policy maker about a specific policy issue and persuade him or her about a needed change or action.
Choosing a health policy issue – there are many- here are some examples: such as health care reform, patient safety and quality metrics, nursing education, end of life, gun control, food and safety, mental health, environmental issues, tobacco legislation, air pollution, restraints, & increase in violence for health care worker.
Please reach out to the professor if you need assistance. Remember, there are many topics – this list is just a few. Please do not use previous work from another course.
Who are you addressing your letter to?
Include the purpose of the memo ( what is the issue, what course of action is recommended, include supporting statement why your topic needs to be addressed)
You may begin in letter format and include the reference page at the end.
**You do not have to use in-text citations in this assignment **
The main post should be a one page letter, double spaced. Use scholarly references to support your statements ( you can just list your references at the end on this assignment.