Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
This project will explore how nurses' stories of social injustice can be used to influence legislative action on health policy. Nursing history has proved the profession's roots in political activism and social justice, Role models and trailblazers like Lillian Wald solidified the nursing intervention of political involvement, but somewhere along the way it has lost its value. Using Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness theory as a guide, nurses can use stories to illustrate the patterns of disruption in the current healthcare system and then lead policy into reform.
Anderson, Michele, "Nurse Influence in Policy Development: A Model Using Storytelling" (2009). Theses and Graduate Projects. 612.