By Harriet R. Feldman PhD RN FAAN, Sandra B. Lewenson EdD RN FAAN
This ebook was once written to inspire nurses to get entangled within the political technique- through working for place of work, looking appointments, or turning into energetic on a few point in neighborhood govt. The authors interviewed forty six nurses who carry or have run for public workplace- from participants of Congress to neighborhood aldermen. Theses nurses proportion their studies on every little thing from getting educated at the matters, becoming concerned in a political occasion, providing definitely the right snapshot, to fundraising. A bankruptcy on nurses who've made use of the general public enviornment long ago comprises figures reminiscent of Lillian Wald, Lavinia Dock, and Margaret Sanger. Nurses have within wisdom of overall healthiness matters and the belief of the general public. here's a instruction manual that may aid nurses observe their management strength.
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They all tell the same story. The perfect cleanliness and order of the yards, the homelike appearance, the contented faces of the patients, make even hospital workers wonder how so much can have been done. (p. 19) Nursing leader and suffrage activist Lavinia Dock (1949) delivered a paper, 2 years prior to Richard's address, where she described the relationship of nurses' training schools to hospitals. " (p. 14). Dock understood the political nature of the work of the nursing leaders who led the early nurses' training schools.
Early nursing pioneers faced arbitrary hospital boards comprised mostly of men. These women had to learn the art of negotiation, compromise, and conciliation in order to accomplish their professional goals. They focused on wresting from the control of men what they felt rightly belonged to women in relation to controlling nursing education and practice. Following Florence Nightingale's recommendation that nursing should remain in the hands of capable women, nursing leaders organized professional associations to gain support and political clout from the increasing numbers of nursing graduates (Cook, 1913; Lewenson, 1996; "Progress and Reaction," 1908; Roberts, 1954).
Connecticut State Legislator Mary McGrattan said that in her last campaign the fact that she was a registered nurse gave some credibility to her position on managed care. " ADVOCACY Nurses advocate; political leaders need to advocate. Nurses who either hold office or are national or state appointees have the opportunity to advocate for large groups of people and communities, and to make changes in policies and laws. The ability to convince others while serving in a public position is essential for real change.
Nurses in the Political Arena- The Public Face Of Nursing by Harriet R. Feldman PhD RN FAAN, Sandra B. Lewenson EdD RN FAAN