Part 2 Assignment

The nursing profession is one of the most highlighted professions on which ethical standards are based. Nurses are primed to exercise ethics and ethical standards during their training to become nurses. Nursing students are particularly taught to write in a manner that reflects integrity. One of the most important aspects of ethical writing is to attribute credit to the original source of information when the information is not considered common knowledge (Dhammi & Haq, 2016). The nursing student as well as the practicing nurse, should understand that not attributing the proper credit, in one’s writing, is considered to be plagiarism. Understanding plagiarism in writing is a form of ethical integrity and sets the tone for other ethical concepts in the nursing field.

The field of nursing is based on ethical concepts. The profession strives to apply ethical consideration in every aspect of the nurse’s duties (Zahedi et al., 2013). One of the main tenets of the nursing profession is to respect the nurse and patient/client relationship, as it confers human dignity to all individuals. Another of these ethical principles, that forms the foundation of the profession, also includes accountability, responsibility and conscience. These ethical considerations, among others, allow the nursing profession to be one of the most ethically charged professions in society.

Grammarly and Safe Assign has optimized my writing for this assignment and will be used in subsequent writing assignments. Grammarly allows me to concisely and  grammatically execute my writing project. In addition, Grammarly lets me get an understanding of how to connect my thoughts within my writing projects. Safe Assign also demonstrates my need for attributing proper credit by highlighting sections of my writing that may be plagiarized. This also gives me a good sense of properly attributing credit to information sources.


Dhammi IK, Ul Haq R. What is plagiarism and how to avoid it? Indian J

Orthop. 2016 Nov-Dec;50(6):581-583. doi: 10.4103/0019-5413.193485.

Zahedi F, Sanjari M, Aala M, Peymani M, Aramesh K, Parsapour A,

Maddah SB, Cheraghi M, Mirzabeigi G, Larijani B, Dastgerdi MV. The code of ethics for nurses. Iran J Public Health. 2013 Jan 1;42(Supple1):1-8.

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In addition to routinely utilizing Grammarly and Safe Assign, I will also use the above referenced papers to guide my academic integrity and success. The article that delineates how to avoid plagiarism, especially in nursing and medical writing, gives a good roadmap on attributing and applying proper credit to others (Dhammi & Haq, 2016). The article explains that knowledge that may be found in nursing and medical textbooks and journals. have to be examined carefully, as these sources may need to be given credit. The paper reports that information that is known and used in most everyday circumstances can be considered to be common knowledge. Information that requires citation is normally specific in nature and as such should not be considered common knowledge and needs to be cited. The paper also explains that it might be good practice to paraphrase information and attribute credit to the information source initially. Paraphrasing demonstrates one’s understanding of the information. According to the article, paraphrasing increases one’s full understanding of the subject matter within the article and gives us clarity on whether the information is common knowledge or information that should be cited.

 In terms of conducting oneself in an ethically professional manner, the above article clearly outlines the majority of fundamental ethical tenets in the nursing profession (Zahedi et al., 2013). The article gives a comprehensive list of ethical principles within the field of nursing. Following these ethical principles will allow the practicing nurse to conduct her/his duties in the most ethical fashion. In addition, examining each of these principles and how they apply to different instances in nursing, will allow me to constantly inject proper ethics in my role as a nurse.

Assignment: Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheet

It may seem to you that healthcare has been a national topic of debate among political leaders for as long as you can remember.

Healthcare has been a policy item and a topic of debate not only in recent times but as far back as the administration of the second U.S. president, John Adams. In 1798, Adams signed legislation requiring that 20 cents per month of a sailor’s paycheck be set aside for covering their medical bills. This represented the first major piece of U.S. healthcare legislation, and the topic of healthcare has been woven into presidential agendas and political debate ever since.

As a healthcare professional, you may be called upon to provide expertise, guidance and/or opinions on healthcare matters as they are debated for inclusion into new policy. You may also be involved in planning new organizational policy and responses to changes in legislation. For all of these reasons you should be prepared to speak to national healthcare issues making the news.

In this Assignment, you will analyze recent presidential healthcare agendas. You also will prepare a fact sheet to communicate the importance of a healthcare issue and the impact on this issue of recent or proposed policy.

To Prepare:

  • Review the agenda priorities of the current/sitting U.S. president and at least one previous presidential administration.
  • Select an issue related to healthcare that was addressed by two U.S. presidential administrations (current and previous).
  • Consider how you would communicate the importance of a healthcare issue to a legislator/policymaker or a member of their staff for inclusion on an agenda.
  • Use your Week 1 Discussion post to help with this assignment.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Comparison Grid, 1-Page Analysis, and 1-page narrative) with a title page. This is an APA paper. Use 2-3 course resources and at least 2 outside resources.

Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid

Use the Agenda Comparison Grid Template found in the Learning Resources and complete the Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid based on the current/sitting U.S. president and the previous president, and their agendas related to the population health concern you selected. Be sure to address the following:

  • Identify and provide a brief description of the population health concern you selected.
  • Explain how each of the presidential administrations approached the issue.
  • Identify the allocation of resources that the presidents dedicated to this issue.

Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis

Using the information you recorded in Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid on the template, complete the Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis portion of the template, by addressing the following:

  • Which administrative agency (like HHS, CDC, FDA, OHSA) would most likely be responsible for helping you address the healthcare issue you selected and why is this agency the most helpful for the issue?
  • How do you think your selected healthcare issue might get on the presidential agenda? How does it stay there?
  • An entrepreneur/champion/sponsor helps to move the issue forward. Who would you choose to be the entrepreneur/champion/sponsor (this can be a celebrity, a legislator, an agency director, or others) of the healthcare issue you selected and why would this person be a good entrepreneur/ champion/sponsor? An example is Michael J. Fox is champion for Parkinson’s disease.

Part 3: Fact Sheet

Using the information recorded on the template in Parts 1 and 2, develop a 1-page fact sheet that you could use to communicate with a policymaker/legislator or a member of their staff for this healthcare issue. Be sure to address the following:

  • Summarize why this healthcare issue is important and should be included in the agenda for legislation.
  • Justify the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues.

By Day 7 of Week 2

Submit your final version of Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid, Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis, and Part 3: Narrative.

Thank you for the great post. I want to add that President Biden has been working to increase funding for mental health since he was Vice President (The United States Government, 2022). President Biden spoke about issues with mental health and how mental health issues affect all ages. He is working on creating more mental health access for the people. He is making himself and the world aware of limited mental health providers (Wallace, 2020). He focuses on rewarding practitioners working in areas with higher service demand. These rewards include loan repayment and scholarships. President Biden is also working on combining treatment for mental health and substance abuse in the primary care providers’ settings. President Biden is working on many ways to increase all Americans’ access to the required mental health.


The United States Government. (2022, March 1). Fact sheet: President Biden to announce strategy to address our National Mental Health Crisis, as part of unity agenda in his first state of the union. The White House. Retrieved August 31, 2022, from

Wallace, E. (2020, September 29). Where Biden and Trump stand on 11 key healthcare issues. Healthline. Retrieved August 31, 2022, from

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