Rationale 2: Alliance for Health Reform is a bipartisan, nonprofit that conducts health policy briefings on Capitol
Hill for congressional staff and media, publishes resource books on health policy topics, aids journalists to
develop articles and broadcasts on health issues, and maintains a list of hundreds of health care experts.
Rationale 3: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is a political voice for
workers and represents employees in policy reforms, including health care and employee benefits.
Rationale 4: American Hospital Association is a national organization representing hospitals, health care
networks, patients, and communities in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates,
and judicial matters.
Rationale 5: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit, private operating foundation that focuses on major
health care issues. It is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, media, health care
professionals, and the public.
Cognitive Level: Analyzing
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
With the increased use of HIT in health care settings, nurses are asked to participate in the development of
national, state, and local policy. How can nurses gain practical experience in policy shaping and development?
2. Continuing education programs
3. Online legal courses
4. Volunteer in a homeless shelter