The purpose of this paper is to analyze healthcare reform as it relates to one chosen healthcare population of interest, such as women, children, elderly, homeless, and other vulnerable populations or populations with healthcare disparities. According to Artiga, Orgera, and Pham (2020), “health and health care disparities are commonly viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity, but they occur across a broad range of dimensions”, including age, socioeconomic status, gender and gender identity, as well as disability (What are health and health care disparities? section, para. 3). You will then choose a health concern related to your chosen population of interest (pregnancy, specific cancers, HIV, home healthcare, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) and review the benefits and challenges of health reform in care for the health topic of the chosen population of interest. It may helpful to think about healthcare issues of the population you currently care for in professional practice.
The paper should be no more than six pages in length, including the title page, 3-4 page body, and references page. Be sure to utilize the course writing resources, as well as Grammarly, to assist with writing (organization, APA, and grammar/punctuation).
Three of the references should come from peer-reviewed journal articles (review the library resource video from the Intro to Scholarly Writing course), and the others may come from legitimate professional and/or governmental websites.
The paper is to be written as a Word document in APA format (be sure to review use of appropriate APA header levels) to include:
Body of paper:
• Introduction: write a minimum of five complete sentences paragraph introducing the topic and include a purpose statement. Provide an introduction paragraph to the final paper. Remember, there is no header needed for the introduction paragraph.
• Analysis of Healthcare Reform (use a first level header): After setting up the Analysis of Healthcare Reform first level header, create second level headers for each section below included in the analysis:
o Healthcare Reform: provide an overview of healthcare reform with evidence to support from the textbook resource AND peer reviewed journals and reputable websites (i.e. Kaiser Family Foundation, CDC, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Institute of Medicine, World Health Organization (WHO), American Public Health Association, HRSA, state departments of health, American Nurses Association, etc.). Although WebMD is a good resource for information, it is not a reputable website for supporting a topic for a scholarly paper. Information should not be earlier than 2014, unless information is coming from the Affordable Care Act summary. For this section, you can take key information from peer reviewed articles and reputable webpages in the annotated bibliography assignment (see separate annotated bibliography assignment guidelines and rubric in the course).
o Chosen Population of Interest and Health Concern: describe the chosen population of interest and health concern and the reason you chose them in relation to healthcare reform. Support this section with information/evidence as noted above. For this section, you can use the chosen population and healthcare topic assignment once you make corrections and updates from faculty feedback.
o Benefits and Challenges of Health Reform for the Population of Interest: For this section, you can again take key information from the annotated bibliography assignment pertaining to benefits and challenges of health reform in relation to the chosen population of interest and their health concern.
o The Role of the Nurse: describe the role of the nurse when caring for the population of interest and their health concern and healthcare reform in five or more complete sentences. Support with information/evidence as noted above. For this section, add a five complete sentences paragraph of the nurses role.
•vConclusion (first level header) paragraph (minimum of five complete sentences): write a minimum of five complete sentences summarizing what was described in the healthcare reform paper.
• References page (first level) header and start on new page after the conclusion paragraph): the paper should include a minimum of FIVE references. Three of the references should come from peer-reviewed journal articles (review the library resource video from the Intro to Scholarly Writing course), and the others may come from legitimate professional and/or governmental websites (see above in the description of healthcare reform in general) or books/textbooks.
o Unless you are specifically citing and referencing information that has historical significance, such as the Affordable Care Act (2010), references should be no more than seven years old (no earlier than 2014).