How can average nurses be involved in the political process?

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How can average nurses be involved in the political process? Give examples of what you do or should do in order to become more politically active?

What does it mean to be a change agent? Give two examples of when you were a change agent or witnessed another nurse as a change agent. Explained how the change occured

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If we are to advance the profession of nursing, we must educate nurses to become key participants in the formulation of health policy. If PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER, others will make decisions that affect our practice without our input. A PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER number of nurses are recognizing the need to increase our power, and we understand that political participation provides a pathway to power. We must continue to PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER the number of PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER who are politically astute and active in order to achieve our goal. The most effective way to accomplish this is to educate large numbers of staff nurses for this vital role. This article suggests educational strategies and methods that can be PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER in continuing education programs to begin the political education process.

Political factors can have a PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER impact on what type of work we do as nurses, because of the impacts on society. A prime example? Texting and driving. Laws were enacted in Canada to decrease distracted driving, and there PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER been fewer car accidents as a result. This means fewer trauma codes, fewer ICU admissions, fewer fatalities. Laws and political decisions PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER care we need to provide as nurses. As nurses, we can ask ourselves, who is coming through our doors? What could be done to address preventable illness and PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER ?

Most nurses are PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER , or have experienced a period where there have been health care cutbacks. Wage freezes, working without a contract, decreases to hospital funding, strikes- most of us have been there. PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER can follow these PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER decisions directly to their impact on patient care, because of our role providing patient care. When we vote, we elect people who will make budgeting decisions. We can vote for people who will PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER our job security, and adequate funding for health care. PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER can also reinforce the importance of the nursing profession by contacting PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER to share information and let them know that nurses vote. Political activity gives nurses an opportunity to represent and advance our professional PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER………………

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