Application: Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign
To be an effective advocate and to develop a successful health advocacy campaign, you must have a clear idea of the goals of your campaign program and be able to communicate those goals to others. In addition, it is the nature of nurses to want to help, but it is important to make sure that the vision you develop is manageable in size and scope. By researching what others have done, you will better appreciate what can realistically be accomplished. It is also wise to determine if others have similar goals and to work with these people to form strategic partnerships. If you begin your planning with a strong idea of your resources, assets, and capabilities, you will be much more likely to succeed and truly make a difference with those you hope to help.
I have to develop a 9- to 12-page paper that outlines a health advocacy campaign designed to promote policies to improve the health of a population of any choice. I must establish the framework for a campaign by identifying a population health concern of any interest. I must then provide an overview of how to approach advocating for this issue. I must also consider legal and regulatory factors that have an impact on the issue and finally, I have to identify ethical concerns that could be faced as an advocate.
To prepare for this final portion of this work: Review provisions 7, 8, and 9 of the ANA Code of Ethics in relation to advocacy for population health. Reflect on the ethical considerations that may be needed to take into account in an advocacy campaign. Research the ethical considerations and lobbying laws relevant to the location where your advocacy campaign will occur. Consider potential ethical dilemmas you might face in this campaign.
To complete: Revise and combine parts one and two of you previous papers and add the following: Explain any ethical dilemmas that could arise during your advocacy campaign, and how you would resolve them. Describe the ethics and lobbying laws that are applicable to your advocacy campaign. Evaluate the special ethical challenges that are unique to the population you are addressing. Provide a cohesive summary for your paper. Reminder: You will submit one cogent paper that combines the previous applications (Parts One and Two) plus the new material. This paper must be about 10 pages of content, not including the title page and references.