This guide is designed specifically for NURS7322 to assist you in researching your health-policy topic.
Policy research includes both empirical evidence AND values clarification. Values premises are based on of ethical and moral principles (Dunn, p.192). As an example, consider the politics and perspectives around the HPV vaccine. Ask yourself the policy question, "Should the HPV vaccine be legislatively mandated for adolescents?"
This site is organized to help you conduct research on your selected health-policy topic. What types of information and perspectives will you consider?
You will need to prepare for you meeting with a legislator prior to the actual meeting. Be prepared to meet with an aide rather than the legislator, and plan your strategy for before, during, and after the meeting.
Before the meeting
During the meeting
After the meeting