Book demystifies health policymaking for nurses and healthcare providers

Authors guide nurses and healthcare providers in integrating evidence-based practice into health policy

INDIANAPOLIS — What happens in health policy at local, state, and federal levels directly affects patients, nurses, and nursing practice. It can be intimidating for healthcare providers to navigate the complex policy process or even know where to start implementing policy change.

Evidence-Informed Health Policy demystifies health policymaking and translates the evidence-based practice (EBP) language of clinical decision-making into an evidence-informed health policy (EIHP) model. Authors Jacqueline M. Loversidge, PhD, RNC-AWHC, and Joyce Zurmehly, PhD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, help readers develop a stronger understanding of policymaking and its role within government, learn strategies for influencing policymakers, and help shape future healthcare policy that makes the best use of evidence.

“Every nurse and healthcare professional have a responsibility to understand the current health policymaking environment,” said Loversidge. “It is time to bring the expertise that nurses and healthcare professionals have in evidence-based practice into their work in policy.”

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Evidence-Informed Health Policy: Using EBP to Transform Policy in Nursing and Healthcare
By Jacqueline M. Loversidge, PhD, RNC-AWHC; Joyce Zurmehly, PhD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Published by Sigma, 2019
ISBN-13: 9781948057202
EPUB ISBN: 9781948057219
PDF ISBN: 9781948057226
MOBI ISBN: 9781948057233
Price: US $49.95
Trade paperback, 285 pages
Trim size: 6x9

About the authors:
Jacqueline M. Loversidge, PhD, RNC-AWHC,
is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has extensive experience in the regulatory setting through her work with the Ohio Board of Nursing and through committee work for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Joyce Zurmehly, PhD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has served on national committees, where she actively participates in developing policy in the regulation of nursing programs.




The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 530 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales.

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