Nurses in the Political Arena

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The Public Face of Nursing


  • Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Sandra B. Lewenson EdD, RN, FAAN

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The thrilling stories in the book tell of the way nurses work and the way they bring their experiences and knowledge to bear on political issues....The background presented in this book and the wonderful stories it tells will inform, stimulate, and inspire current and future nurses. This book fills an important gap in the nursing literature."--from the foreword by Claire Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN

An excellent example of how nursing scholarship approaches a complex subject. Its final recommendations should be immediately adopted as requirements for all nursing school curricula."--Suzanne Gordon, author of Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines

This book was written to encourage nurses to become involved in the political process--by running for office, seeking appointments, or becoming active in local government. The authors have interviewed 46 nurses who hold or have run for public office--from members of Congress to local government. These nurses share their experiences on everything from getting informed on the issues and being involved in a political party, to presenting the right image, and fund-raising.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 01, 2000
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199942
  • EISBN 9780826116727

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Claire M. Fagin
  1. Nurses in the Political Process: The Face That No One Sees
  2. Historical Perspective on Nurses Active in the Political Process
  3. Nurses in the Political Arena: The Face the Public Sees
  4. Nurses' Action on Social Issues
  5. Negotiating the Political Process: Lessons Learned
  6. Creating Political Opportunities

  7. Appendix A: Individuals Interviewed for this Book
    Appendix B: Political Action Databases and Audiovisuals on Nurses and Politics
    Appendix C: Campaign Posters and Photographs