Social Justice

Social Justice Project, Part 1: Summary of Problem and Legislation (20 percent of final grade)Assignment InformationBefore 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 careAssignment GuidelinesIdentify 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 (16-20 points)Identified the specific problem, noting its relationship to equity, access, affordability, and/or social justice in healthcare. (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. (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.  (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. (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 (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(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. (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.(20- 25 points)
Summarized any legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem(14-19 points)
Some information regarding legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem(7-13 points)
Minimal information regarding legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem(0-6 points)
Little to no information regarding legislation and/or political activities in relation to the identified problem(20-25 points)
Completely analyzed the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge(14-19 points)
Analyzed the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge(7-13 points)
Incomplete information regarding the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge(0-6 points)
Little to no information regarding the effect that this legislation has had on the consumer challenge(9-10 points)
Excellent use of APA in formatting and referencing. Excellent spelling and grammar throughout the paper. Excellent organization and easy to read(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.(3-5 points)
Some APA and referencing mistakes (more than 2). Some spelling and grammar errors. Paper generally is readable. Some organization problems(0-2 points)
Many APA, spelling and grammar mistakes throughout the paper. Difficult to read with very little organization.Overall Score
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