Nurse Educators and Politics

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Although they represent a significant majority of American health care providers, nurses have had only a limited influence on policy developments in the health care and political systems. Helping to understand why the profession has remained a "sleeping giant," "Nurse Educators and "Politics focuses on a primary socialization agent to the profession: nursing faculty members. Using survey data, Sondra Z. Koff examines nurse educators' attitudes toward select public policies and political participation, as well as their political and organizational activism. These findings are related to nursing's professional history and are discussed in a broader political context to better understand nurses behavior in the decision-making process.
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Sondra Z. Koff is Professor Emerita of Political Science at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She is the author of Health Systems Agencies: A Comprehensive Examination of Planning and Process and coauthor (with Stephen P. Koff) of Italy: From the First to the Second Republic.

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SUNY Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 2004
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Pages
170
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ISBN
9780791485170
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Aims & Objectives
Medical / Nursing / General
Medical / Nursing / Issues
Political Science / General
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