Policy And Practice Issues

· Identify one policy issue related to barriers to accessing psychiatric and mental healthcare that is currently being addressed by your national professional organization and discuss how Nurse Practitioners can become policy-aware, as well as act as patient advocates.
· Attach a policy white-paper to support your statement.
 
Your response should include evidence-based research to support your statements using proper citations and APA format! Minimum 700 words.
 
For this assignment to be considered complete, you must attach “a policy white-paper” to support your statement.
 
See attached discussion rubric.
 
About me: I am currently enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program (PMHNP), I am a Psych Registered Nurse, I work in a Psychiatric Hospital as a Nursing Supervisor (Crisis and stabilization).