Nurses in the Political Arena: The Public Face of Nursing (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 178 pages
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This book was written to encourage nurses to become involved in the political process- by running for office, seeking appointments, or becoming active on some level in local government. The authors interviewed 46 nurses who hold or have run for public office- from Members of Congress to local aldermen. Theses nurses share their experiences on everything from getting informed on the issues, getting involved in a political party, presenting the right image, to fundraising. A chapter on nurses who have made use of the public arena in the past includes figures such as Lillian Wald, Lavinia Dock, and Margaret Sanger. Nurses have inside knowledge of health issues and the trust of the public. Here is a handbook that can help nurses realize their leadership potential.


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Historical Perspective on Nurses Active
Nurses Action on Social Issues
ChapterG Creating Political Opportunities
Appendix A Individuals Interviewed for This Book
Appendix B Political Action Databases and

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Page 147 - Lewenson, eds., First Words: Selected Addresses from the National League for Nursing, 1894-1933 (New York: National League for Nursing, 1992), 197-234.

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