Foundations of Nursing Study Set 1

Nursing

Quiz 7 :
Government, the Law, and Policy Activism

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Quiz 7 :
Government, the Law, and Policy Activism

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Nurses which are involved in public and community health services are greatly affected by the government health laws and the policies. They should be completely aware of them. These laws and policies also change trend over time and their effects should be well studied. The government of U.S (United States) is composed of three branches namely; the executive, the legislative and the judicial branch. The suggestions and administrations are provided by the executive branch. The problems are detected by the legislative branch. They also propose changes in the laws. The changes in the laws are implemented by the judicial branch. The legal parameters of the health care department of U.S. government include the provision of general welfare to the people. It also deals with the regulation of commerce and trade between the states. The department is also responsible for raising funds for the military and the provision of spending power.

Nurses which are involved in public and community health services are greatly affected by the government health laws and the policies. They should be completely aware of them. These laws and policies also change trend over time and their effects should be well studied. World Health Organization (WHO) is an autonomous body working with United Nations to promote health and medical research programs. These services are provided for all the countries around the world. Many health promotion services have effect on the world policy of public health. Many federal health agencies implement the health laws in the US (United States). The environmental health is supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The USDHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) is mostly involved in the health and the well-being of the citizens. The laws related to the occupational health are supervised by the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

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