The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the Ethical and Policy Factors in Care
Coordination Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each
criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

Explain how governmental policies related to the health and/or safety of the community affect the
coordination of care.
Provide examples of a specific policy affecting the organization or group.
Refer to the assessment resources for help in locating relevant policies.
Be sure influential policies include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

Identify national, state, and local policy provisions that raise ethical questions or dilemmas for care
coordination.
What are the implications and consequences of specific policy provisions?
What evidence do you have to support your conclusions?

Assess the impact of the code of ethics for nurses on the coordination and continuum of care.
Consider the factors that contribute to health, health disparities, and access to services.
Consider the social determinants of health identified in Healthy People 2020 as a framework for your
assessment.
Provide evidence to support your conclusions.

Communicate key ethical and policy issues in a presentation affecting the coordination and continuum of care
for a selected community organization or support group. Either speaker notes or audio voice-over are
included.
Present a concise overview.
Support your main points and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.

Policy and ethical factors in care