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Healthcare Program Design and Implementation

Healthcare Program Design and Implementation

Healthcare Program Design and Implementation

The assignment is :Respond to your colleagues* by either supporting or respectfully challenging their explanation on whether there is an evidence base to support the proposed health policy they described.

The recent law to ban abortion in Texas shocked Americans both in the state and in other states. Policymakers interfered with human rights by putting restrictions on abortions as early as six weeks. The law also included giving citizens the power to sue health practitioners found breaking the law in the state (Najmabadi, 2021). In an attempt to bar Congress from passing the outrageous law in California, Judy Chu introduced the bill H.R.3755, Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021. The bill persuaded Congress to protect the rights of women when making informed decisions on termination of unwanted pregnancy and to protect care providers involved in performing abortion procedures under standardized protocols. The law to ban abortion led to many negative impacts on adolescent girls and I believe there is significant evidence to support the Women’s Health Protection policy.

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According to Espinoza et al (2020), the anti-abortion rules led to decreased access to safe abortion services, increased rate of infections, and increased mortality rate. As evidenced by Espinoza’s literature review, the anti-abortion policy affected approximately 22 million adolescent girls globally. The policy led to increased costs of abortion services which limited women’s participation in economic and social developments. This situation left women vulnerable to socio-economic exploitations from men (Kelly &Anna, 2019). There were also increased cases of mental health disorders and health inequalities in ethnic groups with limited access to health care. In February 2022, the U.S Senate voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act, a law aimed to enshrine the right to abortion in federal law. The bill establishes a statutory right for health care professionals to provide abortion care and the right for their patients to receive care, free from medically unnecessary restrictions that single out abortion care. Since the Women’s Health Protection law was enacted, there have been improvements in women’s mental health issues and economic participation. Adolescent girls can continue with education and pursue their careers with ease.

References

Espinoza, C., Samandari, G., & Andersen, K. (2020). Abortion knowledge, attitudes and experiences among adolescent girls: a review of the literature. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 28(1), 1744225.
Kelly, J & Anna, B. (2019). A Review of the Evidence: The Economic Effects of Abortion Access. Institute for Women Policy Research, Fact Sheet. https://iwpr.org/publications/economic-effects-abortion-access-fact-sheet/
Najmabdi, S. (2021). Greg Abbot signs into law one of nation\’s strictest abortion measures, banning procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy. THE TEXAS TRIBUNE.

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 5, “Public Policy Design” (pp. 87–95 only)
  • Chapter 8, “The Impact of EHRs, Big Data, and Evidence-Informed Practice” (pp. 137–146)
  • Chapter 9, “Interprofessional Practice” (pp. 152–160 only)
  • Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 183–191 only)

American Nurses Association (ANA). (n.d.). Advocacy. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/advocacy/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.). Step by step: Evaluating violence and injury prevention policies: Brief 4: Evaluating policy implementation. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/injury/pdfs/policy/Brief%204-a.pdf

Congress.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.congress.gov/

 

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