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How and why nurses became involved in politics or political action, and the outcomes or impacts of this involvement

Autores: Wilson, D. M. (Autor de correspondencia); Underwood, L.; Kim, S.; Olukotun, M.; Errasti Ibarrondo, María Begoña
Título de la revista: NURSING OUTLOOK
ISSN: 0029-6554
Volumen: 70
Número: 1
Páginas: 55 - 63
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Background Nurses' political engagement is needed for societal advancements. Purpose The purpose of this study was to explain why and how nurses became politically active, and what they achieved. Methods Qualitative, constant-comparative data analysis was used for this study. After 10 elected or politically-active Canadian nurses were interviewed, data saturation was confirmed. Findings All were motivated by early life events to realize the importance of social justice and good government. Their nursing education and work equipped them to be capable of engaging in political spheres. All had developed knowledge of relevance for political purposes; in addition to confidence, communication skills, and other abilities to be effective politically. All highlighted the importance of being encouraged and assisted to engage politically. Positive micro-, meso-, and macro-level benefits of this involvement were identified. Conclusions More nurses should be inspired and helped to become active politically. It is critically important for nurses to inform and advance public policy, through direct political activities.