Social Justice

| November 29, 2016

Social Justice Project, Part 1: Summary of Problem and Legislation (20 percent of final grade)
Assignment Information

Before beginning political advocacy, one must identify a problem that needs to be addressed through health care policy. Sometimes, political advocacy is needed when established health care policies are not adequate for solving a problem, or when the legislation creates new problems. This assignment is the first in a three-part project.

The purpose of this three-part project is to guide you through the process of selecting a problem, identifying evidence-based solutions, and designing a political advocacy plan to address the problem with those solutions.

In this first assignment, you will select a consumer challenge related to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in health care, and you will analyze how existing policies address this challenge. Completion of this assignment will demonstrate your achievement of the following course outcome:

6. analyze the impact of sociocultural, economic, and environmental influences on health care policies to understand consumer challenges related to equity, access, affordability, and social justice in health care

Assignment Guidelines

Identify a nursing or health care issue that relates to a current health policy or political issue pertaining to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in health care.

In a 3–4-page paper, complete the following:

Identify the problem, noting its relationship to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in health care.

Describe the population most affected by this problem, noting whether this is a vulnerable population.

Describe health care and health disparities that may be related to this problem and population.

Summarize legislation and/or political activities that relate to the identified problem.

Analyze the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge.
Uses APA style for your citations and references.

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Rubric Name: Social Justice Project – Part 1

Criteria Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
Identified Issue 20 points

(16-20 points)

Identified the specific problem, noting its relationship to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in healthcare.
15 points

(11-15 points)

Identified the specific problem, missing one or two items regarding its relationship to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in healthcare.
10 points

(6-10 points)

Identified the specific problem, missing several items (3 or more) regarding its relationship to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in healthcare.
5 points

(0-5 points)

Unclear regarding the identified the specific problem. Little to no information regarding its relationship to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in healthcare.
Affected Population 20 points

(16-20 points)

Described the population who is affected most by this problem, noting whether this problem is prevalent within a vulnerable population with health and/or healthcare disparities
15 points

(11-15 points)

Described the population who is affected most by this problem, some information missing as to whether this problem is prevalent within a vulnerable population with health and/or healthcare disparities
10 points

(6-10 points)

Described population not clearly defined. Missing some information regarding: who is affected most by this problem, whether this problem is prevalent within a vulnerable population with health and/or healthcare disparities.

5 points

(0-5 points)

Described population not clearly defined, little to no information as to: who is affected most by this problem, whether this problem is prevalent within a vulnerable population with health and/or healthcare disparities.
Summary of Legislation 25 points

(20- 25 points)

Summarized any legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem
19 points

(14-19 points)

Some information regarding legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem
13 points

(7-13 points)

Minimal information regarding legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem
6 points

(0-6 points)

Little to no information regarding legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem
Consumer challenge 25 points

(20-25 points)

Completely analyzed the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge
19 points

(14-19 points)

Analyzed the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge
13 points

(7-13 points)

Incomplete information regarding the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge
6 points

(0-6 points)

Little to no information regarding the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge
APA, Spelling, Organization& Grammar 10 points

(9-10 points)

Excellent use of APA in formatting and referencing. Excellent spelling and grammar throughout the paper. Excellent organization and easy to read
8 points

(6-8 points)

Few (1-2) APA and referencing mistakes. Some spelling and grammar errors. Generally well written and easy to read. Minimal organization problems.
5 points

(3-5 points)

Some APA and referencing mistakes (more than 2). Some spelling and grammar errors. Paper generally is readable. Some organization problems
2 points

(0-2 points)

Many APA, spelling and grammar mistakes throughout the paper. Difficult to read with very little organization.
Overall Score Level 4

77 or more Level 3

52 or more Level 2

25 or more Level 1

0

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