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Political activism for healthcare workers is a crucial complement to clinical practice. Nurses are in a unique position to not only provide bedside care but also to advocate for change within the political arena and the community at large.
Preparing professional nurses for community-based practice involving political activism and civic engagement requires developing and sustaining a philosophy that supports service learning and community partnerships. The concepts of service, community, collaboration, empowerment, and political activism are essential foundations. These ideas are inherent in educationally preparing nurses to meet the healthcare needs of individuals and communities.
Many nursing students, however, seem either intimidated by or uninterested in the political aspects of professional nursing practice. The authors will describe an educational strategy embedded in a senior capstone course that involves an account of a senior nursing class's first experience in political involvement.
originally posted by: steaming
a reply to: N3k9Ni
Surprised how a 'Professional Nurse', does not support the 'Prevention Is Better Than Cure' idea.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Chris Christie was forced on Monday to allow a nurse being kept in a tent in a hospital parking lot to go home after intense White House pressure to relax a mandatory 21-day quarantine the New Jersey Governor had imposed at a state level