This course examines multiple factors affecting the provision of care in an ever-changing health care system. The U.S. health policy-making system; ethical, legal, and political aspects of health care; and health care delivery systems will be explored, particularly in relation to their impact on nursing practice and nurses' ability to provide care. A historical perspective will facilitate
- a) identification of critical issues,
- b) understanding of how they developed to their current status,
- c) examination of what options might exist for current and future resolution of these issues.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the graduate program.