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Hu Li Za Zhi. 2014 Aug;61(4):29-34. doi: 10.6224/JN.61.4S.29.

["Scholar officials": thoughts on the involvement of professional nurses in the political process].

Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing

[Article in Chinese]
Hsiu-Hung Wang


  1. College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, ROC. [email protected].

PMID: 25125156 DOI: 10.6224/JN.61.4S.29


A growing number of nurses are concerned with / participate in public affairs, politics, and policymaking processes. In particular, nursing leaders are actively leveraging their collective power to create interdisciplinary alliances aimed at encouraging the media and government to confront key nursing issues and implement healthcare reform. This article highlights the political participation and policy-making process to address the meaning and essence of politics, politics and nursing, training and strategies of public affairs and political participation, the shift from academia to health policy, and facilitation of important health policies. It is hoped that nurses may appropriately use their status and influence to actively participate in political campaigns and the policymaking process. By using their professional knowledge and skills, nurses may not only protect patient safety and public health but also facilitate nursing professional development and promote the professional image of nursing.

Keywords: nursing; policy; politics; power

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