ERIC Number: ED272227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Political Action for Patient Advocacy. Proceedings of the Fall Conference of the Midwest Alliance in Nursing (Chicago, Illinois, September 12, 1981).
Minckley, Barbara B., Ed.; Funk, Sandra N., Ed.
To increase political awareness and competence in the nursing profession, the papers in these proceedings identify political concerns affecting nursing and nursing education and explain how individuals and groups can become effectively involved in the political process. The proceedings contain: (1) "Update on National Nursing and Health Policy Issues," by Jo Eleanor Elliott, which provides a brief retrospective look at some pervasive and persistent issues in nursing; gives an account of the national efforts to address these issues; presents a report of current provisions for nursing activities; and previews prospective divisional activities; (2) "Legislators' Opinions about Nursing: Interviews with Wisconsin Members of the Senate Human Services and Assembly Health and Social Services Committee," by Rebecca S. Lake, which identifies the methods legislators use to obtain nurses' viewpoints on proposed health legislation; (3) "Overview of Methods for Achieving Successful Political Outcomes, with Examples of Strategies for Nurses," by Kathleen A. Michels, which outlines ways in which nurses may influence political decision making; (4) summaries of caucus sessions on issues related to nursing practice, education, community health, and licensure; and (5) "A Guide to Legislative Information." (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Alliance in Nursing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.