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Nurs Health Care. 1992 May;13(5):242-4.

Nursing at the grassroots.

Nursing & health care : official publication of the National League for Nursing

T Chalich, L Smith

PMID: 1513498


A new model of what constitutes political activity--recognizing grassroots issue involvement as well as partisan politics as legitimate political activism--offers hope for the prospect of the nursing profession becoming a strong political force in the future. Increasing involvement by nurses in health and environmental issues will be the nurses' means to achieve political strength. After all, it is that unique ethic of compassion, common to all nurses, that distinguishes a great political leader.

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