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, a
Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 Nurses in the Political Process: The Face That No One Sees; Chapter 2 Historical Perspective on Nurses Active in the Political Process; Chapter 3 Nurses in the Political Arena: The Face the Public Sees; Chapter 4 Nurses' Action on Social Issues; Chapter 5 Negotiating the Political Process: Lessons Learned; Chapter 6 Creating Political Opportunities; Appendix A: Individuals Interviewed for This Book; Appendix B: Political Action Databases and Audiovisuals on Nurses and Politics; Appendix C: Campaign Posters and Photographs; Index
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