Minutes of Meeting of Community Board
195 Linden St. Brroklyn, 11221 at 6pm
1. first roll call
2. acceptance of agenda
3. acceptance of previous meeting minutes
4. chairperson’s report- Ms. Julie Dent
– Introduction of elected officials (Representatives)
– Introduction of Agency Representatives
– 83rd Precinct Commanding officer- D. I. Tolentino
5. District office report- Ms. Sharon Fludd
7. old business
8. new business
10. second roll call
Please include agenda as well to assignment.
Need a title page and a summary of disscussion and importance of public policy in reference to nursing. Also need 3 references
Minutes of Meeting of Community Board
Minutes of Meeting of Community Board September 15, 2016 Executive Room, 6th Street
- Deliberation on public policies that have a bearing on the practice of nursing
- Recognition and affirmation of enforcement agencies of public policy with regard to nursing
- Establishing the importance of proactive public policy with respect to nursing
The meeting was called to order by the chairman at 7; 30 P.M
- Confirmation of previous minutes
Previous minutes were read and members raised amendments. They were later approved through proposal and seconding by two members.
- Chairperson’s report
The chairperson introduced elected officials and recognized the representatives of public policy enforcement agencies that were present. He highlighted that the fact that public policy only functions when enforced by efforts of line agencies and bodies. Among them was 83rd precinct officer – D.I. Tolentino. He emphasized that they ensure execution of public policy in the performance of the functions of the represented agencies(Maurer & Smith, 2013).
- District Office Report
The office noted that regulations on round-taking in hospital wards and those with regard to qualification for licensing to practice nursing have led to reduced inpatient numbers in the hospitals(Stanhope &Lancster, 2015). He recognized the fact that public policies that are enforced to the latter lead to improvement in indicators of performance in nursing practiced and protection of the health needs of patients(Maurer & Smith, 2013). In addition, it was reported that the department of health was planning to introduce rules with regard to emergency services and this was in regard to free nursing services to all victims of accidents. This was in line with the manifesto of the ruling regime which prioritized to expand access to healthcare for those who need them.
- Ensuring that reports on patients accessing free and subsidized nursing services are delivered
- Workshops to be undertaken to expose practitioners to public policies that impact on their practice
- Enforcement agencies to evaluate compliance with and performance in accordance with parameters stipulated in public policy(Mason et al., 2013).
- Carry out survey on measuring the impact of policies in intensifying job satisfaction among nurses.
- There should be ways of creating a connection between nurses and policy makers to achieve policy frameworks that address nursing issues directly.
- Public health programs that are multidisciplinary should also consider integrating nurses since they exclude them when nursing is basic to clinical and medical programs.
- Old Business
- Progress on compliance with parameters of performance appraisals for nurses
- New Business
- Arrange for facilitators in public policy workshops to be undertaken in a month’s time.
- The suggestion by a member about the need for mental health accommodation and reasonable housing for low income families was to be put on the agenda for discussion in the next meeting.
- Hospital administrators to arrange for quality assurance visitations the following week.
- Second Roll Call
All 13 members who started the meeting were present to the end.
Meeting adjourned at
10; 00 p.m. The next meeting was set for 12th October, 2016 at the
Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J. K., & Chaffee, M. W. (2013). Policy and politics in nursing and healthcare-revised reprint. New York, NY: Elsevier Saunders.
Maurer, F. A., & Smith, C. M. (2013). Community/public health nursing practice: Health for families and populations. New York, NY: Elsevier Saunders.
Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2015). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community. New York, NY: Elsevier Saunders.