The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of the role of policy development and implementation in Australian health care settings from a nursing perspective and the role of nurses in this process.
Critically analyse and answer the following questions:
1.Discuss how and why nurses can influence policy development within health care services. Provide an example of one specific policy that you would need to change/develop and implement in the workplace (as a nurse leader), (is the policy is evidence based?), provide a justification/rationale for the discussion.
2. Examine challenges and complex issues in implementing policies in the ward of a health service that nurses and a leader nurse may encounter, critiquing the topic from different perspectives and at different levels (organisational, state and national level).
3. Suggest strategies a nurse leader could use to address these challenges.