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Nurses in politics

  1. 1. NURSES IN POLITICSwww.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.com
  2. 2. NURSES IN POLITICS An article is on “Nurses in politics”published in TNAI Journal (THE NURSINGJOURNAL OF INDIA) VOL. XCIX No.8AUGUST 2008. It is written by Mukesh chandrasharma M.Sc. (N) 2nd year studentPaediatric Nursing specialty, Laxmimemorial college of Nursing, Mangalore.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Politics is a process by which oneinfluences the decision of others & exertscontrol over the situation &events. So the term politics refers toexercise of influence.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  4. 4. WAY OF POLITICAL INFLUENCE INDIFFERENT AREAS.WORK PLACEINVOLVEMENT INCAMPAIGN,LETTERWRITING &VOTINGGOVERNMENTPARTICIPATING ONCOMMITTEESPROFESSIONALORGANISATIONACTIVITIES ONLOCAL BOARDCOMMUNITYAFFECTING THEDEVELOPMENT OFINSTITUTIONALPOLICIESPOLITICALINFLUENCEwww.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  5. 5.  Florence Nightingale was theconsummate political nurse & understoodhow to influence the British parliament toallocate funds to reform British militaryhospital & substantially improve the health& sanitary condition of the troops. Political activism is powerful form ofprofessional involvement.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  6. 6. Three levels of political involvement inwhich nurses can participate are Nurse as citizen Nurse as activist Nurse as politician.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  7. 7. Nurse as Citizen A nurse citizen brings the perspective of health care tothe voting booth, to public forum & to involvement incommunity activities. Nurse Citizen politically active by:Registering to voteVoting to every actionKeeping informed about health care issuesSpeaking out when services or workingconditions are inadequate.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  8. 8. - Participation in public forum.- Knowing her local state & federalelected officials.- Joining politically activeorganizations.- Participating in communityorganizations that needhealth experts.-Joining a political party.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  9. 9. Nurse ActivistNurse activist can make changes by:Joining politically active nursingorganizations.Contacting a public official throughletters, telegram, email or phone calls.Registering people to vote.Contributing money to a politicalcampaign.Working in a campaign.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  10. 10. Lobbying decision makers by providing pertinentstatistical & anecdotal information.Forming & joining coalition that supports on issuesof concern.Writing letters to the editor of local papers.Inviting legislatures to visit the work place.Holding a media event to publicize an issue.providing & giving testimony.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  11. 11. Nurse PoliticianThe nurse politician can :Run for an elected office.Seek appointment to regulatory agency.Be appointed to governing board in publicor private sector.Use nursing expertise as a front line policymaker who can enhance health care &profession.The most effective way to influence yourfuture in nursing is to be involved in politics.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  12. 12. ConclusionShould nurse be involved in politics ? Nowthat should not be a question. Yes nursesshould be involved in politics.To become leaders, nurses need to developinterpersonal & communication skills bynetworking in work place & community &keeping abreast of state & federalgovernment issues.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  13. 13. Bibliography/ReferenceManson J. Diane,Leavitt K. Judith(1998).Policy &politics in nursing & health care.3rdedn., Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company,pp9-14.Chitty Kittrel Kay (1997).Professional nursing –concept & challenge. 2nd edn., Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company,pp 454-460.Jardin Karen E.(2001).Political involvement innursing – education & empowerment – homestudy programme cover story. AORNJournal, October.www.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in
  14. 14. Thank youwww.drjayeshpatidar.blogspot.in

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