IMPLICATIONS OF REGULATION IN NURSING SERVICES

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you address the following:

  • Describe Nursing Services in terms of how regulated it currently is.
  • Do
    you think this current state of regulation is appropriate? Why or why
    not? What problems have arisen because of regulation or the lack
    thereof?
  • What
    specific proposals do you have to increase, decrease, or otherwise
    modify regulation or government involvement within this submarket? What
    should the government’s role be in addressing issues of concern? What
    would be some potential consequences of these solutions?
  • Who would most benefit from this change? Who might suffer negative consequences?

Your
written assignment must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your
work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and
additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Pocket Guide to APA Style to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

SOURCES THAT CAN BE USED WHERE NECESSARY

  • Course Media: Health Policy and Economics
    • “The Role of Government in Health Care Markets” (Dr. Gerald Kominski and Dr. David Nash)
      This media segment examines the need for government intervention in health care delivery and financing.

Readings

  • Course Text: Health Economics and Financing
    • Chapter 14, “The Role of Government and Public Goods”
      This chapter explores the government’s role in regulating health care.
      Focus on the concept of market failure and the conditions that create
      the need for government intervention. In what ways is health care an
      example of a market failure that requires government regulation? This
      chapter also describes the characteristics of public goods. What makes
      something a public good and why is this relevant to health care?
  • Course Text: Essentials of Health Policy and Law
    • Chapter 8, “Health Economics in a Health Policy Context” (pp. 155-158 only; read from “Public Goods” to the end of the chapter.)

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