Nurses in the Political Arena

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Nurses in the Political Arena

SKU# 9780826113313

The Public Face of Nursing

Author: Harriet Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN, Sandra Lewenson EdD, RN


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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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 17, 2000
  • Page Count 184
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113313
  • EISBN 9780826116727

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Claire 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: List of Nurses Interviewed for this Book
    Appendix B: Organizations, Web Sites, and Audio-Visuals
    Appenix C: Campaign Posters and Photographs