Award-winning author Jeri Milstead once again offers her expertise in the second edition of the bestselling Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide. This timely and extensive revision contains detailed information on health policy and politics as they relate to the field of nursing, and more specifically, to the advanced practice nurse. It is research-based and includes insights from contributing experts in the field. Their unique combination of theoretical knowledge of the policy process and expert nursing experience offers readers a dynamic perspective of health policy. With this book you will understand the whole policy process - not just the legislative process, a single law or a single regulation, but as a broad range of decision points, strategies, activities, and outcomes.