This discussion will focus on the political boundary, which is the set of policies and regulations that governments have established to restrict the flow of goods and people across national boundaries. The impact of political boundaries on healthcare practice has been significant, particularly in terms of access to healthcare services, delivery of care, and health outcomes (Thompson & McGovern, 2017). Many countries have healthcare regulations and policies that restrict mobility, which can impact the quality and availability of healthcare services. Political boundaries also can restrict the exchange of medical information and resources. This can lead to the inability to develop and implement effective healthcare interventions.
You have many options to break down political borders in your nursing practice as a leader. Engage in lobbying and advocacy activities to influence healthcare regulations and policies at all levels. To promote access to health services, nurses leaders may work together with advocacy groups and professional associations to help them.
The interprofessional relationship can play an important role in breaking down political barriers in healthcare practice. Collaboration with other healthcare professionals can help nursing leaders to come up with innovative ways to solve healthcare issues. To provide healthcare to the most vulnerable populations, nurses may collaborate with public health officials, pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Nursing leaders have a number of options to leverage resources and overcome political barriers. These strategies include building partnerships with similar organizations, using technology to exchange information across borders and creating innovative funding models for healthcare initiatives. To access technical and financial support in highly resourced settings, nurses leaders could partner with global healthcare organizations.
The impact of political boundaries on healthcare can be significant. However, nurses leaders can help overcome these barriers. Nursing leaders can help create a better healthcare system by engaging in advocacy and building relationships between professionals.